There are seven local TB networks in the South of England working to delivery the national TB strategy. The TB networks promote the national TB targets and guidance as identified by the Department of Health (DPH), NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) and NICE. The networks are made up of TB partners including PHE, local authority, TB nurses and consultants, microbiology and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
All TB networks recently completed comprehensive local TB health needs assessments and have developed local actions plans to take forward recommendations to address identified gaps. The networks are responsible for coordinating TB clinical cohort reviews and for conducting local awareness events.
Kent and Medway (K&M)
Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW)
Surrey and Sussex (S&S)
Thames Valley (TV)
Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire (BGSW)
Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG)
Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset (DCDS)
Connecting the TB community
All TB networks can now connect using Knowledge Hub (Khub), a digital platform for public service community. This allows members to discuss relevant TB issues on forums, share documents including notes from meetings and local events. Khub login is required and is easy to set up.