Screening for tuberculosis (TB) in prisons, treating TB and reporting cases - guidance for prison healthcare teams.



This guidance covers:

  • screening new prisoners for TB
  • handling people who develop symptoms in prison
  • isolation
  • reporting cases of TB
  • managing people with existing conditions
  • treating people with confirmed pulmonary TB
  • treating people with extra pulmonary TB or with latent TB infection
  • discharging or transferring people with TB