Latent TB screening (LTBI)

Our Latent Tuberculosis infection testing and treatment service is supported by a GP lead within each Lewisham practice and seeks to identify high risk LTBI patients and signpost those to TB screening ,with positive results being picked up in the Lewisham TB service for further management. We are seeing a significant uplift in screening in this target group with positive pick up rate of 13% which positively affirms our approach to targetting patients compared to other boroughs.