Tuberculosis (update)

Publication date:

Update of CG117 Tuberculosis - clinical diagnosis, and measures for its prevention and control, incorporating PH37 Tuberculosis - Hard to reach Groups.
In progress
Publication date
October 2015
Topic area
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental health and behavioural conditions
  • Public health
  • Respiratory

NICE public health guidance makes recommendations for England on what is known from research and practice about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions and broader programmes, including the systems in which they are delivered, and the methods used to deliver them.

NICE public health guidance is relevant to health professionals working in clinical and community settings, and commissioners, managers and team leaders with responsibility for health improvement in the NHS, local authorities, schools, and public, private and voluntary sectors. It is also relevant to people interested in improving their own health or the health of their children or other people they care for, and to the wider community.

The Centre for Clinical Practice develops clinical guidelines which form recommendations on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS. They are based on the best available evidence. Guidelines help health professionals in their work, but they do not replace their knowledge and skills.

Provisional Schedule

Consultation on draft scope by stakeholders: 29 November 2012 - 10 January 2013
Consultation on draft guidance: 22 July - 9 September 2014
Expected date of issue: October 2015

Project Team

Associate Director: Catherine Swann
Lead Analyst: Rachel Kettle
Health Economist: Alastair Fischer
Project Manager:

Rupert Franklin

Coordinator: Denise Jarrett
Public involvement Lead: Jessica Fielding
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process
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  • To be confirmed

    National organisations wishing to register as a stakeholder can do so via the link below.

Stakeholder Registration Form


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 The CPH is particularly interested in receiving information on any studies that are in-progress, unpublished, in-press or that have recently been published, or grey literature that relates to the review areas and questions outlined in the final scope.
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.

3 October 2012

This is an update of CG117 Tuberculosis - clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control, incorporating PH37 Tuberculosis - Hard to reach Groups. To register as a stakeholder please access the clinical guidelines page.

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