New primary care resources

TB Alert in association with the Health Protection Agency and Royal College of GPs, have launched a new suite of resources to raise awareness of TB among primary care professionals. The suite includes online TB training for primary care clinicians and a TB resource pack for TB Specialist Nurses.

The primary care awareness materials are part of TB Alert’s The Truth About TB awareness raising work and are funded by the Department of Health. The programme aims to raise public and professional awareness of TB in response to a rise in rates of TB over the last 25 years.

The Department of Health comments, “It is essential that local NHS organisations and their partners continue to provide appropriate clinical and public health services for TB. We welcome the new suite of resources developed by TB Alert, which will help to raise awareness of TB among primary healthcare professionals and the public.”

Mike Mandelbaum, Chief Executive of TB Alert said, “These resources complement our awareness raising among communities most vulnerable to TB. Together, these two areas of activity can reduce delayed presentation by patients, and minimise delayed diagnosis by GPs. This will result in less onward infection of TB to other people, and minimise the risk of long-term organ damage to patients.”

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