When Emma Thompson’s son Tindy was diagnosed with TB, they were inspired to find out more about the illness. After learning that London has one of the highest rates of TB in the Western world, Ms Thompson took on the role of the Mayor of London’s TB Ambassador. Hear their story, and the facts about TB in the capital, in this new video. The video was produced by The Greater London Authority and Public Health England, to raise awareness about the impact of TB in the capital. Find out more about Emma’s work with the Mayor of London on the GLA website.
TB in England is most common among people, like Tindy, who were born overseas. This is why a programme of testing and treatment is being rolled out nationally to diagnose and treat latent TB in recently settled people from countries where TB is common. The programme aims to prevent people from falling ill with TB in the future. The programme aims to prevent people from falling ill with TB in the future. In support of this programme, TB Alert is working with Public Health England and NHS England to produce a best practice toolkit for service providers, associated training materials and a suite of awareness and support materials for people offered a test.