National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland Health and Care Environments - For laundry services/distribution

Publication Date: 28 May 2018

This guidance aims to ensure safe and consistent linen management and reprocessing practice within NHSScotland and supersedes the requirements outlined in NHSScotland MEL (1993)7 and (1993)86.

It is based on the Department of Health ‘Choice Framework for Local Policy and Procedures 01-04 – Decontamination of Linen for Health and Social Care’.

This guidance is complemented by the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual ‘Chapter 1. Standard Infection Control Precautions’ which covers ​safe management of linen at care area level​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance