The nearest large hospital to you will have a Hep C Nurse Specialist - worth phoning to get advice
I have found them very helpful in the past
Also good info on the Liver Trust website
Perhaps a short absence when he starts his treatment would be recommended to observe side effects rather than sending him out on the road to experience them!!
Hope this helps Hazel
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Hazel Archer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


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 Iím 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. Iím trying to get more info about this but in the meantime can anyone help?

Cheers H

Hazel Archer

Occupational Health Adviser

Greggs Bakery Leeds

Tel: 01132180224

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