Recommendation ID

What are the risks that predict the development of blood-borne virus infections in people with complex psychosis in the UK?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Care and treatment for physical health conditions (recommendations 1.10.18 and 1.10.19)

The recommendation to be alert to possible blood-borne diseases was based on evidence about the relatively high prevalence of hepatitis and HIV in people with severe mental illness. The committee agreed this may be related to homelessness, intravenous drug use or a history of sexually transmitted disease. They also agreed that more understanding is needed about the risks predicting blood-borne virus infection in this population so that strategies can be developed to address these, so they made a research recommendation on the risk of blood-borne virus infections.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis
Date issued
August 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/08/2020