National Latent TB Infection (LTBI) Testing and Treatment Programme in Migrants

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The NCL TB service will screen eligible migrants identified through flag four data. The target population for LTBI testing will follow the national eligibility criteria (see External Links).


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • born or spent ≥6 months in high TB incidence country (>150/100,000) 
  • entered the UK within the last five years (including where entry was via other countries e.g. within EU/EEA)
  • aged 16-35 years inclusive
  • not previously been screened for TB in the UK.

How to refer

Self-referral

GP referral is not required, however eligible new registrants to primary care should be informed they will be contacted directly by the TB Service to arrange screening locally.

Reassurance should be provided explaining that screening is free of charge and not linked to immigration status.


Locations

North Middlesex University Hospital

Monday and Friday, 9.30am-1pm

Royal Free Hospital

Monday and Friday, 9.30am-1pm

Whittington Hospital

Monday 1.30-3.30pm, Friday 9.30am-1pm


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