Services Database Latent Tuberculosis Infection – Treatment with Community Pharmacists (Newham Area)

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Community pharmacists will:

  • provide medication in monthly instalments;
  • support patients to adhere to treatment regime and complete treatment;
  • maintain records of treatment and adherence to therapy electronically via the Webstar Health online platform;
  • contribute to reducing the of the emergence of treatment-resistant strains of tuberculosis;
  • provide service users with quality information and support;
  • communicate treatment uptake, outcomes and any issue such as Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)/side-effects to GPs

Location of service

North East London LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Tuberculosis (TB)

Other organisations involved


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The lead pharmacist must:

  • complete face-to-face training provided by Newham Clinical Commissioning Group; and
  • complete e-learning course “Tuberculosis in General Practice” (Royal College of General Practitioners):

The lead pharmacist should:

  • cascade training to all staff (including locums) and have a minimum of 2 staff trained up as health champions;
  • have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the service; and
  • maintain clinical knowledge appropriate to their practise by maintaining appropriate CPD in full.


This service is available in the Newham area only.