Download PDFPDF

Control and prevention of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom: Code of Practice 2000
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Screening of immigrants is inappropriate
    • , Consultant in Communicable Disease Control
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr Surinder Bakhshi
    Dear Editor:

    The Code of Practice (Control and prevention of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom)[1] provides us with evidence based gold standards for best practice in this field. The exception is of promoting routine immigrant screening and the context within which it is recommended.

    I welcome a general health check for immigrants on arrival, but does routine screening for tuberculosis needs to be part of it?...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.