Guidance

BBVs in healthcare workers: health clearance and management

Guidance for health clearance of healthcare workers (HCWs) and management of those infected with bloodborne viruses (BBVs) hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

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This guidance provides information on:

  • health clearance for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV for new healthcare workers
  • management of healthcare workers infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, including monitoring arrangements for those performing exposure prone procedures
  • guidance and arrangements for undertaking patient notification exercises following the diagnosis of healthcare workers with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV
  • roles and responsibilities of the UK Advisory Panel on healthcare workers with blood borne viruses (UKAP) and other parties involved in the management of healthcare workers infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV
Published 26 October 2017
Last updated 24 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Integrated guidance on health clearance and the management of healthcare workers living with bloodborne viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV): July 2019' report and reference guide.
  2. First published.