Hi Hazel

Totally agree with Carr, until you can and do carry out a full assessment with him. For background information try the hep c trust weblink loads of information re: treatments, side effects etc. DoH document essential information for professionals and guidance on testing is also good information - link below.

Also NICE has guidelines for hep c treatments see link below.

http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/

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http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11524/32809/32809.pdf

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Pete

Peter Judge LLM, RSCPHN(OH), RSCN, RGN
Occupational Health Adviser
Cardiff University




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Would greatly appreciate some advice on someone who has been referred to me.  This gentleman is due to under go treatment for Hep C + blood parasite. He is a driver who has been told the treatment could make him drowsy, nauseous etc. The Human Resources department has re-arranged his shifts to work Mon-Fri to allow him to have his treatment at the W-end.
 
This is all the information I have at present and I cannot contact the individual. I have been asked to give advice on his fitness to work, likelihood of this being a recurrent problem, any work related issues and any adjustments required.
 
As I know absolutely nothing about this condition would be grateful for any help/advice anyone could give. After quickly googling this I’m aware there are 6 types called genotypes numbered 1-6. I do not know what type he has or what treatment he will be receiving. I’m trying to get more info about this but in the meantime can anyone help?
 
Cheers H
 
Hazel Archer
Occupational Health Adviser
Greggs Bakery Leeds
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