Services Database Directly Observed Therapy Service for Tuberculosis Treatment in Community Pharmacy (BNSSG area)

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This services facilitates the appropriate supervision of antimicrobial therapy consumption for the treatment of tuberculosis as prescribed by secondary care.
Aims and intended services outcomes:

  • to support services providing care for the growing numbers of tuberculosis cases in Bristol;
  • to ensure that patients prescribed antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of tuberculosis can have their treatment supervised by a healthcare professional when this is appropriate;
  • to reduce pressure on the community tuberculosis service by delegating supervision of consumption of antimicrobial treatment to community pharmacists where possible; and
  • to improve patient experience by making it possible for supervision to take place at the patient's local designated community pharmacy.

Location of service

Avon LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Tuberculosis (TB)

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Pharmacy contractors will undertake training about the tuberculosis medications and about directly observed therapy. This training will be provided by the Bristol Community Health TB nurse service.