NHS England recommend that people who have moved to the UK from countries with a high incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) undergo routine screening for TB.
This includes people who were born in a country with a high incidence of TB but have been living in another country.
If you indicate on your registration form that you were born in a country with a high incidence of TB then we will automatically refer you to the Infection Prevention & Control Team, who will contact you to offer you TB screening.
If you are not sure if you were born in a country with a high incidence rate of TB, you can check by clicking HERE to be redirected to the UK government page.
Symptoms of TB to look out for are:
- A cough that lasts more than 3 weeks
- Coughing up blood
- Extreme tiredness or lack of energy
- Night sweats
- High temperature (Fever)
- Losing weight for no obvious reason
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss this further please contact the surgery on 01244 564319.