About the British Association for Paediatric Tuberculosis


The British Association for Paediatric Tuberculosis (BAPT) developed from an informal national network of professionals caring for children with TB in 2017. The network included paediatricians specialising in specialist infectious disease and respiratory paediatrics, general and community paediatricians, TB nurses, paediatric pharmacists, microbiologists and others. The group was aware of the work already being conducted by other organisations, and was motivated by the desire to combine efforts to prevent and improve the care of tuberculosis in children and young people in the United Kingdom. 


BAPT exists to promote the health of children in the UK who have been exposed to or infected with tuberculosis by supporting relevant healthcare professionals.


1. To advocate excellence in the provision of, and equity of access to, clinical services for children with TB.
2. To promote evidence-based standards of care for children with TB.
3. To foster co-operation, friendship and mutual support between all those involved in the care of children with TB.
4. To promote education and training in paediatric TB.
5. To provide expert advice to clinicians and other bodies involved in the care of children with TB infection and TB disease.
6. To work closely with other organisations whose work can impact on children with TB.
7. To promote and facilitate research into paediatric TB and its treatment.

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