UK tuberculosis technical instructions

Explains the pre-departure screening programme for applicants to the UK and provides guidance for those who conduct tuberculosis (TB) screening.


UK tuberculosis technical instructions

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Guidance instructs on the TB screening process for applicants, the categories of testing and the tests involved (for example, CXR and sputum). Also contains the consent form, medical record and referral letter.

Published 25 September 2013