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

Provides advice on health clearance of new healthcare workers for tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.


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

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Paragraph 31 of the electronic version of this publication (PDF) has been amended. Users of the published hard copy should note that paragraph 31 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.’

Published 16 March 2007