Patient guide aims to prevent the spread of TB

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has published a document entitled ‘Home isolation: a patient guide and practical advice on how to prevent the spread of tuberculosis TB’.

The guide, which was first published in June 2014, is now available to download from the Respiratory Futures knowledge portal here.

In a report published in March 2014, Public Health England stated that “TB rates in the UK continue to be unacceptably high compared to other comparable countries”, although there had been a small recent decrease in incidences in recent years. It is hoped that the patient guide will help to support further reductions and the development of an ongoing downwards trend.