The purpose of this policy is:
To ensure that staff who may be at risk of acquiring Hepatitis B from patients are protected by immunisation.
To protect patients against the risk of acquiring Hepatitis B from an infected member of staff.
This policy adheres to guidance provided by the UK Advisory Panel on healthcare workers with blood borne viruses (UKAP). This includes:
Integrated guidance on health clearance of healthcare workers and the management of healthcare workers infected with bloodborne viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV), published by Public Health England in conjunction with Health Protection Scotland in October 2017
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