Quality standard

List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. People who are at increased risk of hepatitis B infection are offered testing and vaccination.

Statement 2. People who test positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) are referred to specialist care for further assessment.

Statement 3. Pregnant women who are identified as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)‑positive at antenatal screening are assessed by a specialist within 6 weeks of receiving the screening test result.

Statement 4. Babies born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)‑positive mothers receive a complete course of hepatitis B vaccination and, at age 12 months, receive a blood test for hepatitis B infection.

Statement 5. People with chronic hepatitis B infection, and their family members or carers (if appropriate), are offered a personalised care plan outlining the proposed treatment and long‑term management of their infection.

Statement 6. People with chronic hepatitis B infection who do not meet the criteria for antiviral treatment are monitored regularly at intervals determined by their infection status and age.

Statement 7. Adults with chronic hepatitis B infection who have significant liver fibrosis or cirrhosis are offered 6‑monthly surveillance testing for hepatocellular carcinoma.