Table 2

Areas to be covered by the local tuberculosis policy

• Aims and objectives• Contact tracing
• Surveillance• Immunisation including neonatal policy
• Identification of cases• Occupational health
• Diagnosis• Prisons and other institutions
• Notification• Education and training
• Treatment• Monitoring and audit
• Case management• Health education
• Outcome monitoring• Provision of adequate resources
• Hospital infection control• Research and audit
•  Screening of vulnerable groups (asylum seekers, refugees, homeless people, etc)•  Contingency arrangements for outbreak investigation