National Aids Trust welcomes new policy for NHS staff

Deborah Jack, chief executive of the National Aids Trust has hailed the new policy for NHS workers with HIV for being "based on up-to-date scientific evidence and not on fear, stigma or outdated information".

Allowing healthcare workers living with HIV to undertake exposure-prone procedures corrects the current guidance which offers no more protection for the general public but keeps qualified and skilled people from working in the career they had spent many years training for.

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Ban lifted for HIV NHS staff

The Government is to lift a ban on NHS workers with HIV carrying out certain procedures on patients. England's chief medical officer said science had moved on and it was time to scrap "outdated rules".