Tuberculosis (TB) (Antimicrobial)


See NICE guideline (

Advice must be sought from a Chest Physician (Raigmore Hospital, tel: 01463 704363 or 01463 704364) in all cases.

Contact Dr S Thomas, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Raigmore Hospital in the first instance and then the on-call Respiratory Consultant in Raigmore in his absence.

Please refer to the NHS Highland Infection Prevention and Control Policy for Tuberculosis for all hospital admissions of known or suspected cases of tuberculosis.

Test for HIV in all newly diagnosed cases of TB.  Report all cases to the Health Protection Team (tel: 01463 704886 during normal working hours, 01463 704000 for out of hours).

For glossary of terms see Glossary.

Last reviewed: 31/01/2024

Next review date: 31/01/2027

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team.

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Alison Macdonald, Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist.

Document Id: AMT161