Update of CG117 Tuberculosis - clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control, incorporating PH37 Tuberculosis - Hard to reach Groups
In progress
Anticipated publication date
December 2015
Developed As
Topic area
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health
  • Respiratory

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Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 12 November 2012
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 29 November 2012 - 10 January 2013
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 18 May - 30 June 2015
Publication date: December 2015

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Sarah Willett
Communications manager: Phil Ranson
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Ben Doak

Guidelines coordinator: Paula O'Grady
Patient involvement lead: Erin Whittingham
Implementation lead: Louisa Regan
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Key events during the development of the guidance

Date Update
25 June 2013

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) is currently carrying out a call for evidence to enable stakeholders to submit any information that may be relevant to the CPH team at NICE to inform it’s evidence reviews. The CPH is particularly interested in receiving information on any studies that are in-progress, unpublished, in-press or that have recently been published, or grey literature that relates to the review areas and questions outlined in the final scope.

For more information and to access the forms for evidence submissions, please visit the call for evidence webpage.

February 2013 The final scope defines what aspects of care/service delivery are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies. Comments that were made by registered stakeholders during the draft scope consultation can be seen in the draft scope consultation comments table. The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.
January 2013 The Internal Development team and the Institute are in the process of agreeing details of the workplan including how the development will progress, the membership of the Guideline Development Group and timescales.
January 2013 Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of the comments received. The final scope will be posted here on the website. It will define what aspects of care/service delivery the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.
29 November 2012 The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
20 November 2012 The first draft of the scope is currently in preparation. The scope will define what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.
25 September 2012 The NCC is currently looking to recruit a chair for the Guideline Development Group (GDG)
October 2012 Recruitment for the Guideline Development Group chair closed on 24 October 2012
February 2012 We have commissioned the Internal Clinical Guideline Programme to update the guideline on Tuberculosis which was published in March 2011. For further information on updating guidelines please see Developing NICE guidelines: the manual.