Rockwell Medical Centre, Thorpe Edge, Bradford, BD10 8DP
Telephone: 01274 612245
Sorry, we're closed
See our other Locations
Wrose Health Centre, Kings Road, Bradford, BD2 1QG | Telephone: 01274 638353
It is the BMA’s view that there is no obligation under the GMS regulations for a practice to provide occupational health services for patients.
That responsibility rests with the employer, under health and safety legislation. In occupations where there is a risk to health, it is the employer’s duty to assess this and protect the workforce. Examples of the groups considered to require hepatitis B immunisation are in Chapter 18 of the Green Book (see full guidance).
Medical schools are legally responsible for providing a full occupational health service to their students. This should include appropriate training, eg in risk reduction and needle stick injuries.
By providing a hepatitis B immunisation, a GP may be placing inexperienced students at risk by giving them a false sense of security and potentially exposing them to risk of contracting other blood-borne infections.