NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers testing, diagnosis and management of hepatitis B in children (from birth), young people and adults.
Keywords: antenatal screening; babies born to hepatitis B; babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B; blood test for hepatitis; commercial sex workers; competencies; decision-making process about investigations, treatment and care; drug services; HBsAg-positive at antenatal screening; hepatitis B and C; hepatitis B foundation UK 2007; hepatitis B infection; hepatitis B infections in newborn babies; hepatitis B prevention; hepatitis B vaccination; hepatitis D; hepatocellular carcinoma; horizontal transmission; involved in assessing; management of hepatitis B in children, young people and adults; men who have sex with men; migrant populations; mortality and morbidity associated with chronic hepatitis B; mortality from liver disease attributable to hepatitis B virus; NICE quality standards; people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease; people presenting at sexual health and genitourinary medicine clinics; people reporting unprotected sexual contact; people who have ever injected drugs; people who have had unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners; people who may have been exposed to sexually acquired infection; pharmacological treatment; pregnant women; primary and secondary care settings; prison or an immigration removal centre; public health practitioners; quality standard; quality statement; role of families and carers; sexual health and genitourinary medicine clinics; the health and social care act 2012; vaccination; vertical transmission
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)