The Royal Free London provides an open access, integrated tuberculosis (TB) service for both adults and children.

The Royal Free London has cared for people diagnosed with and at risk of tuberculosis for many years. Patient-focused, we have an acknowledged reputation for innovation, with care provided by a dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists.

Our services

  • Comprehensive and state of the art diagnostics
  • Consultant and nurse-led clinics
  • Adult and children TB case management
  • TB/HIV dedicated clinic
  • Drug resistant TB specialist referral centre
  • Incident screening in the community
  • Specialist non-TB mycobacteria referral centre
  • TB contact tracing
  • Management of latent TB infection
  • Community follow up
  • Community directly observed therapy team
  • Social care support and advice
  • Raising TB awareness locally
  • Training and education
  • World class research

Our tuberculosis clinics

We run a tuberculosis clinic at The Grove Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and at Edgware Hospital on Mondays at 1.30-4.30pm and on Fridays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms below and suspect you may have tuberculosis, please drop in to our clinic and you will be seen by one of our specialist team.

Tuberculosis symptoms include:

  • Cough for more than three weeks, which may be dry or productive
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Swellings in the neck and other sites


Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway
    HA8 0AD

    Tel: 020 3758 2397 
    Fax: 020 3758 2392

  • North Middlesex University Hospital

    Stirling Way
    N18 1QX

    Tel: 020 8887 2424
    Fax: 020 8887 3135

  • Royal Free Hospital

    The Grove Centre
    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Tel: 020 7472 6816
    Fax: 020 7317 7780

The Team

  • Consultant

  • Dr Sanjay R Bhagani

    Dr Sanjay R Bhagani

    Consultant physician/honorary senior lecturer in infectious diseases/HIV medicine

    Fax: 020 7830 2730

  • Dr Ian Cropley

    Consultant in infectious diseases and HIV

    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7830 2648 x36285

    PA/secretary email address:

    Fax: 020 7472 6558

  • Dr Susan Hopkins

    Consultant in infectious diseases and microbiologyHealthcare epidemiologistHonorary senior lecturer

    Phone number: 020 7794 0500

    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7830 2648 x36285

    PA/secretary email address:

  • Dr Marc Lipman

    Dr Marc Lipman

    Consultant Physician and Professor of Medicine

    Phone number: 020 7317 7560

    Email address:

    Fax: 020 7317 7561

  • Dr David Lowe

    Dr David Lowe

    Consultant clinical immunologist,

    Clinical Lead

    Phone number: 020 7830 2141

    Email address:

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