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NICE Local Government Briefings - Tuberculosis in Vulnerable Groups

Abstract

NICE has developed public health briefings for a range of different topics. These briefings are meant for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards. This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on identifying and managing tuberculosis (TB) in vulnerable people who may find it difficult to access services for diagnosis and treatment in traditional healthcare settings. This includes adults, young people and children from any ethnic background, regardless of migration status, whose social circumstances, language, culture or lifestyle (or those of their parents or carers) make it difficult to:

  • recognise the clinical onset of TB
  • access diagnostic and treatment services
  • self-administer treatment (or in the case of children and young people have treatment administered by a parent or carer)
  • attend regular appointments for follow-up.

This resource can be viewed by clicking here: http://publications.nice.org.uk/tuberculosis-in-vulnerable-groups-lgb11. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.

Information Type

Policy/Guidance

Geographical Level

National

Source

National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence

Keywords

TB, Vulnerable Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Local Authority

Status

Current

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