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 England's chief medical officer said science had moved on and it was time to scrap "outdated rules".

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NHS workers tested for HIV at the start of their career

NHS workers are currently tested for HIV at the start of their career.

Anyone going into a job that could expose patients to potential risk is also tested.

Staff are obliged under professional codes of conduct to have a further test if they think they may have been exposed to HIV, but this is not legally enforced.

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