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Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle is the HPA's report on surveillance of significant occupational exposures to blood-borne viruses in healthcare workers.

Occupational exposures of healthcare workers to the risks of HIV, hepatitis B and C infection in the healthcare setting are an increasing public health concern. The HPA works with the Department of Health, using data collected through the surveillance scheme on occupational exposures to develop and monitor national policy and guidelines.

Other titles on blood-borne infections:

  • Hepatitis C in the UK - report on infection surveillance, action plans and treatment programmes for hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis Sentinel Surveillance - reports of sentinel surveillance of hepatitis summarises information on testing for hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, as well as HIV and HTLV, across all regions in England
  • Safe Supplies - Annual Report from the NHS Blood and Transplant/Health Protection Agency
  • Shooting Up - Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK
  • HIV in the UK - see the HIV and STI publications

 


 
  • Eye of the Needle: 2012
    United Kingdom surveillance of significant occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers: December 2012
    Added/updated: 7 December 2012
  • Eye of the Needle: 2008
    Eye of the Needle 2008: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Eye of the Needle 2006
    This report provides information on the risks for occupational exposure and seroconversion to bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Eye of the Needle 2005
    This report provides information on the risks for occupational exposure and seroconversion to bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012