Report incidents of healthcare workers' significant exposure to bloodborne viruses (BBVs) at work to Public Health England.
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Use this form to report significant incidents of percutaneous or mucocutaneous exposure.
What is a significant incident of exposure?
A significant exposure is a percutaneous or mucocutaneous exposure to blood or other body fluids from a source patient who is infected with:
- hepatitis B surface antigen positive (HBsAg positive)
- hepatitis C
When to report incidents
- report all occupational exposure injuries with a risk of HIV, hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C infection
- report all incidents where the healthcare worker has started post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and the source patient HIV status is not known