Delivering £20bn of efficiency savings was always going to challenge the NHS. But will its cut backs affect the cleaning industry, and will ward hygiene and patient safety be put at risk?
How can healthcare organisations critically evaluate, plan, apply and measure cleanliness provision? Independent consultant David Griffiths takes a closer look at some of the key considerations
Is the new PAS 5748 a blueprint for cleanliness or yet more bureaucracy? It’s a simple and effective code, says Denise Foster, national chair, Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals
What are the main threats within a healthcare environment, and what role are trade associations playing in the battle to control infections, asks the Cleaning and Support Services Association
Regular and effective cleaning can help in the battle against infection, however, increasing the use of cleaning and disinfecting products is not necessarily the right way to go – unless they’re green
Cleaning in healthcare premises plays a vital role in the prevention of healthcare associated infections, writes Andrew Large Chief Executive of the Cleaning and Support Services Association
Next year, GP surgeries and medical centres will need the latest, most effective cleaning methods to meet the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards, writes Ceris Burns
We speak to Stan Atkins, CEO of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, to examine why it is so important for healthcare establishments to use trained and qualified cleaning operatives
The Association of Healthcare Professional’s 35th Annual Conference, which took place in Bristol 8-10 June, had a refreshing new format and ushered in some big changes
Stan Atkins, CEO of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, explains how the introduction of the Institute’s new accreditation scheme may be a benefit for the health sector, enabling it to operate at maximum efficiency
Peter Carroll from the British Cleaning Council talks about the importance of cleaning, whether done in house or through a contracted company, and discusses the need for higher cleaning budgets
Carina Bale, of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals, discusses cleaning standards
Patient First, the UK's largest patient safety event, will return to London's ExCeL on 21-22 November 2017
The healthcare industry faces enormous challenges, including rapidly changing regulatory, financial, and technical issues.
Bluerock Healthcare is an efficient and dedicated healthcare staff provider specialising in suppl
Messly is a innovative digital solution helping NHS Trusts reduce agency spending.
Managing the risks from asbestos in hospitals is a legal duty, says the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
Dietitian Heather Russell, from the Vegan Society, explains why well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages
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