UK and International Review of Alternative Approaches to Environmental and Equipment decontamination

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

HPS were requested in 2015, by the Scottish Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (SARHAI) Commissioning Group, to explore the methods/approaches used within UK hospitals/boards for cleaning which differ to the standard routine clean.

In 2016 a request was made by the Scottish Government to expand the survey internationally. Approaches identified from the UK and international surveys are detailed within this report with recommendations for possible pilot studies within NHSScotland.

A further request was made in November 2016 to review the impact of the role of the healthcare support worker (HCSW) currently in place across some areas within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC). 

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Health Protection Scotland
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Literature Review