The Health Protection Network （HPN） is a network of existing professional organisationsand networks in the health protection community across Scotland. It aims to promote,sustain, and coordinate good practice. The HPN supports a systematic approach todevelopment, appraisal and adaptation of guidelines, seeking excellence in healthprotection practice.
This guidance has been produced by the Rabies Guidance Development Groupat the request of the Scottish Health Protection Network （HPN） Steering Group. Itreplaces the current guidance in Scotland, Health Protection Scotland's 'HealthProtection Management of Rabies' which was last updated in May 2007.
This guidance provides advice on pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposureprophylaxis against rabies in humans.
The guidance is aimed at:
General Practitioners （GPs）
Front-line Hospital staff
Infectious Disease （ID） Physicians and Microbiologists
Travel Health Medicine Practitioners
Consultants in Public Health Medicine （CPHM）
Health Protection Scotland Consultants
Health Protection Nurses
Occupational Health Practitioners
Animal Health and other Government bodies.