Infectious & Tropical Diseases

The Clinical Infectious Diseases service for UCLH is led by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, which is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases and travel-related infections. It serves long-term and short-term travellers, immigrants and refugee populations. UCL also provides a clinic for children and young people with unusual, complicated or recurrent infections.

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Ambulatory Acute Foot Service (AAFS)

Emergency clinic for patients with acute diabetic foot disorders

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia testing for under-25s

Hospital for Tropical Diseases – Emergency Admissions

Emergency referrals to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Hospital for Tropical Diseases – Travel Clinic

Clinic for patients with medical conditions who are planning to travel to tropical regions

IGRA Testing

Information on how to provide IGRA testing in order to improve latent TB detection


Information and training

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases clinic at Royal Free Hospital

Notification of Infectious Diseases and Health Hazards

Guidance for notifying Health Protection Teams of suspected infectious diseases

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Provision of intravenous antimicrobials used to treat infection in an outpatient or community setting

Paediatric Infections and Tropical Diseases

Specialist, secondary-care clinic for children and young people with unusual, complicated or recurrent infections

Post Tropical Screening

Clinic for patients who may have been exposed to a tropical condition whilst overseas

Rapid Access Infectious Diseases (RAID) Clinic

Clinic at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases for patients with suspected or confirmed acute infections

School Nursing

Health assessments, immunisation and health-promotion activities in the community for children in mainstream and special schools