This document provides recommendations for NHS boards on the management of TB screening for those arriving from Afghanistan to Scotland under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme (external website).

It is based on learning from local practices undertaken to date and is applicable to entrants from other high incidence countries.

It recognises that there are differences between boards in how TB services are provided and is not intended as formal evidence-based guidance or best practice.

The purpose is to share learning and materials developed by health protection teams.

These may be useful for other NHS boards to adapt and share. It may also generate further discussions on improving TB screening in Scotland.

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Last updated: 21 March 2024
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