Tuberculosis - hard-to-reach groups (PH37)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'tuberculosis'
This guidance aims to improve the way tuberculosis (TB) among hard-to-reach groups is identified and managed. It is for commissioners and providers of TB services and other statutory and voluntary organisations that work with hard-to-reach groups.
The main groups considered were:
- people who are homeless
- substance misusers
- vulnerable migrants.
The recommendations cover:
- strategic oversight and commissioning of TB prevention and control activities
- raising and sustaining awareness of TB among health professionals and those working with hard-to-reach groups – and among the hard-to-reach groups themselves
- local needs assessment
- cohort review
- commissioning multidisciplinary TB support
- identifying and managing TB (including contact investigations)
- rapid-access TB services and enhanced case management
- the provision of accommodation during treatment.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: tuberculosis
This page was last updated: 11 February 2013
Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- PH37 Tuberculosis - hard-to-reach groups: podcast
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