We provide dedicated multidisciplinary care for infants and children with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB). We hold a weekly screening clinic and three paediatric TB clinics per month.
020 8333 3216
Who is the service for?
Any child under the age of 16 with confirmed or suspected TB.
What conditions are treated?
- Childhood tuberculosis, both suspected and confirmed
- Close contact with smear positive TB in children under 2 years old
- All close contact with positive Mantoux
- Adverse reactions to BCG immunisation
What services are provided?
- Nurse led TB contact tracing clinic – weekly Mondays & Wednesdays PM
- Paediatric MDT TB clinic – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month
- Nurse led clinic for DOT
- Home visits for patients on TB medication by the TB nurse specialist
- BCG following contact tracing
- TB outbreak investigation service with HPA (for schools & nurseries)
- Mantoux testing
- Blood tests
- Interferon – gamma release assay (IGRA)
- Radiological Imaging (X-ray, USS, CT scan)
How can you get a referral?
Children can be referred by their GP.
What else do you need to know?
- Please bring list of medications, growth chart (red book) to all clinic visits.
- Medical students may accompany the consultant to see patients, as part of their training.
- If you no longer need this appointment, or need to change it, please call the appointments line on 020 8333 3216 (Option 2) or re-book your appointment using Choose and Book.
Why choose the Lewisham Children’s Tuberculosis Service?
- Patients are seen within two weeks of referral and the service fulfils the Pan-London targets.
- We work closely with the Health Protection Unit and community Immunisation / BCG clinics held in the borough of Lewisham.
- Dr. A Shankar – Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
- Rita Enuchechie – TB Nurse Specialist (Borough lead)