Standards for Local Surveillance and Follow Up of Hepatitis B and C


2011 by Health Protection Agency (HPA)
These standards, produced by the Health Protection Agency in 2011, recognise that the detection and clinical management of hepatitis B and C can involve a number of health professionals, creating a diversity of clinical pathways. The development of the standards has also taken into account the fact that the prevalence of both hepatitis B and C varies markedly across the country and that current systems for the surveillance and follow up of cases also vary. The standards are aimed at reducing the incidence and prevalence of hepatitis B and C; preventing onward transmission from infected persons; and facilitating the appropriate clinical management of individuals with acute and chronic hepatitis.