Hepatitis B for Occupational Health Reasons

Under Health and Safety legislation employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment. Employers should undertake a risk assessment and arrange protection for employees, including, where necessary, immunisation against hepatitis B. If an assessment reveals a risk the employer has a duty to act and should make arrangements with a suitably qualified medical service to meet the relevant obligations.

This practice is not aware of the situation and hazards in the employee’s workplace and does not have occupational expertise to advise on the risks involved.

It is therefore inappropriate for us to offer Hepatitis B immunisations for occupational health reasons. We would also like to make our patients aware that the NHS does not fund hepatitis immunisation for employment purposes.