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Tuberculosis: guidance on responding to incidents and outbreaks in prisons and other places of detention

 

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Tuberculosis: guidance on responding to incidents and outbreaks in prisons and other places of detention

The management of tuberculosis (TB) incidents in prisons and detention centres requires close collaboration between health protection teams (HPTs), prisons and detention centres, TB services, and the NHS England area teams who are responsible for commissioning prison health and justice services.

This document is designed to support HPTs’ role in providing public health leadership and co-ordination in such incidents.