Impact, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of identifying infectious diseases amongst migrants in primary care


FUNDER

NIHR

VALUE

£497,352

PROJECT TEAM

Dr. Manish Pareek (University of Leicester)

Professor Darrin Baines (Coventry University)

Dr. Amir Khan (Coventry University)

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

As part of a new strategy in Leicester, UK, people born overseas will be offered testing for certain infectious illnesses (tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis) when they register with a GP in the city. We aim to find out whether offering early tests for these infectious illnesses in this way will result in GPs actually doing more tests and identifying more people with these infectious illnesses.