Under new Department of Health guidance, all new healthcare workers will be checked for tuberculosis and offered hepatitis B immunisation and tests for hepatitis C and HIV.

These standard health clearance checks would be completed on appointment, with additional health clearance required by those performing exposure-prone procedures. The guidance will affect healthcare workers who are new to the NHS, moving to a post or training that involves risky procedures and returning healthcare workers.

The guidance also says healthcare workers infected with hepatitis B and on antiviral therapy can perform exposure-prone procedures, subject to certain limits.

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Under new Department of Health guidance, all new healthcare workers will be checked for tuberculosis and offered hepatitis B immunisation and tests for hepatitis C and HIV.

These standard health clearance checks would be completed on appointment, with additional health clearance required by those performing exposure-prone procedures. The guidance will affect healthcare workers who are new to the NHS, moving to a post or training that involves risky procedures and returning healthcare workers.

The guidance also says healthcare workers infected with hepatitis B and on antiviral therapy can perform exposure-prone procedures, subject to certain limits.

Read more here

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