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Hepatitis B (Hep B) Advice, Guidance and Flowchart

The clinical benefits of hepatitis B immunisation are clear, but there is less clarity in the understanding of the regulations covering hepatitis B immunisation.

This is manifested by some practices being pressurised by their Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) into giving hepatitis B immunisation for travel solely as a private service, and by some practices charging for occupational hepatitis B.

GPs are often requested to give hepatitis B immunisation covering three broad areas:

  • For travel
  • For occupational health
  • For medical reasons (e.g. IV drug use for renal disease).

Please see the attached flowchart for further details.

 

 

 

Updated on Friday, 26 November 2021, 3047 views

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