‘Find and Treat’: Keeping Britain Alive 

30/04/2013 00:00 

The work of the UCLH-hosted ‘Find and Treat’ mobile TB X-ray unit which provides a valuable service to the homeless community features in tonight’s BBC 2 documentary Keeping Britain Alive.

(l-r): With the TB unit near Edgware Road: Emma Diggle clinical nurse specialist, Jane Knight radiographer, Alistair Story clini

(l-r): With the TB unit near Edgware Road: Emma Diggle clinical nurse specialist, Jane Knight radiographer, Alistair Story clinical lead, George Curley administrator/driver and Ossie Sarr, peer educator


Superintendent radiographer Jane Knight; Emma Diggle, clinical nurse specialist, and administrator/driver George Curley take the unit to some of the most deprived communities in the capital, screening patients for TB.

Keeping Britain Alive is an eight-part series which tells the story of a single day in the NHS on October 18, 2012.  On this morning, the ‘Find and Treat’ unit was based outside the Whitechapel Mission.

The unit screens around 10,000 people a year – mainly homeless, drug addicts, alcoholics and prisoners. On average around one in 200 have TB.

Keeping Britain Alive is on BBC 2 tonight at 9pm. We'll be watching and tweeting throughout so do come and talk to us on Twitter if you're doing the same. We're @uclh and we'll be using the hashtag #keepingbritainalive.

 

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