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Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: New healthcare workers

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    16 March 2007
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals
  • Gateway reference:
    5514
  • Series number:
    277280
  • Pages:
    68
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This guidance provides advice on health clearance of new healthcare workers for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Paragraph 31 of the electronic version of this publication has been amended but users of the hard copy should note that this paragraph should read:

"Healthcare workers for whom hepatitis B vaccination is contra-indicated, who decline vaccination or who are non-responders to vaccine should be restricted from performing EPPs unless shown to be non-infectious (see paragraphs 37-40). Periodic re-testing may need to be considered."

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