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
We are an established engineering company based in Cardiff, South Wales and have been trading for 15 years, the company was started by David Hill initially working out of a small lock up garage and making gates and railings for domestic customers, to our current workshop of 5300sq ft.
As the years have progressed we have moved away from domestic customers and focused more on business customers, we have also increased our product and service offerings and we now offer general fabrication, specialist fabrication and site services on a nationwide basis.
MGPS Services Ltd are an independent company accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and provide Medical Gas
Northwich’s Victoria Infirmary (VIN) Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) has enabled more patients
With health sector vacancies at a record high, one NHS trust in Kent is battling back by offering more than 300 fully-paid apprenticeships, from nursing to administrators
The NHS must embrace the agency workforce. During this staffing crisis, recruitment agencies and temps are playing a crucial role in keeping wards open and the wheels of the NHS turning, writes Yerin Seo, senior campaigns advisor at the Recruitment and Employment Confederati