Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People aged 16 to 35 years who have arrived in the country within the past 5 years, from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB), are tested for latent TB infection when they register with a GP.

Statement 2 Adults aged under 65 years who are diagnosed with HIV, are tested for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection.

Statement 3 People who are referred to a tuberculosis (TB) service, who meet specific criteria, have rapid diagnostic nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs).

Statement 4 People who have imaging features suggestive of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) are assessed by the next working day.

Statement 5 People with active tuberculosis (TB) from under-served groups are offered directly observed therapy.

Statement 6 People with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) who are experiencing homelessness are offered accommodation for the duration of their treatment.