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The questionnaire will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and a response to all questions is required. The questions will assess:
It is important to answer all questions thoroughly and honestly so that a balanced clinical review can take place. Where applicable, at the end of the questionnaire you will be required to upload a record of the immunisations you have previously had. This can be obtained by contacting your GP.
Please ensure you have your immunisation records to hand prior to completing the questionnaire. You will be required to upload your records prior to submitting your responses. Your records can be obtained by contacting your GP. In rare cases you may need to contact your childhood GP where this differs from your current.
Depending on the initial assessment result, you will:
We will review your immunisations record(s), and where this has met the requirements, we will let you know. Where you have not previously had immunisations that are required for the role, you will be invited to take part in the immunisations program.
Only approved representatives from Innovate Healthcare will have access to the individual question responses.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen when your immune system has been severely damaged by the HIV virus.
While AIDS cannot be transmitted from 1 person to another, the HIV virus can. There's currently no cure for HIV, but there are very effective drug treatments that enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life. With an early diagnosis and effective treatments, most people with HIV will not develop any AIDS-related illnesses and will live a near-normal lifespan.
The following activities would be considered high risk and could result in contracting the HIV infection:
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years.
But with modern treatments, it's usually possible to cure the infection, and most people with it will have a normal life expectancy.
It's estimated around 215,000 people in the UK have Hepatitis C.
You can become infected with it if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person.
The following activities would be considered high risk of contracting Hepatitis C
Any vaccine-preventable disease that is transmissible from person to person poses a risk to both healthcare professionals and their patients. Healthcare workers have a duty of care towards their patients which includes taking reasonable precautions to protect them from communicable diseases. Immunisation of healthcare and laboratory workers may therefore:
The Government has clear guidelines for vaccination and immunisation of Health Care Workers within the UK. The guidance ‘Greenbook Chapter 12’ can be viewed here.