Research and analysis

Bloodborne viruses: Eye of the needle

'Eye of the needle' is a report on healthcare workers' occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.

Documents

Bloodborne viruses: Eye of the needle 2014

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Eye of the needle: pre-release access

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Eye of the needle: 2014 slideset

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Eye of the needle 2014: key messages

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Eye of the needle: data tables

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Eye of the needle: 2012 slideset

Detail

The ‘Bloodborne viruses: Eye of the Needle’ report helps Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health to develop national policy and guidelines on occupational exposure to bloodborne viruses.

At the fifth POINTERS conference, following a series of presentations relating to occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses, a discussion group session was held to explore the topic of ‘raising awareness of needlestick injuries in healthcare settings’.

Previous editions

Previous editions of ‘Eye of the Needle’ are available on The National Archives.