menu ☰
menu ˟

Identifying and Managing Tuberculosis Among Hard-to-reach Groups (PH 37)

Tiny URL:

This page can be referred to using the following tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/bsw4mg6

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: Tuberculosis (TB), TB services
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

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
  • prisoners
  • 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.

Date:

23/03/2012

Rights: © NICE
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (2012) Identifying and Managing Tuberculosis Among Hard-to-reach Groups (PH 37) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/310875 [Accessed: 30th March 2017].

  

View your saved citations and reading lists

Contributor:

Other partner websites
 
Click here to view all the resources gathered from this organisation's website.

Altmetrics

 

Altmetrics are currently not available for this resource.