Occupational hygienists offer value far beyond ensuring good hand hygiene; they evaluate and control hazards in the workplace that represent a real risk to employees. Damien Eaves, occupational hygienist and member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) reports on this vital role

The medical community is waking up to the benefits of using antimicrobial copper surfaces in healthcare settings as an additional measure to prevent infection from spreading. Bryony Samuel of the Copper Alliance makes the business and clinical case

Hand hygiene is widely recognised as a vital tool in combating healthcare associated infection, writes Nicholas Hutton of the NHS Supply Chain, who provides key information for hospitals

In the last issue of Health Business, Biocote’s Dr Andrew Summerfield described the progress antimicrobial technology has made in reducing bacteria. Here, he looks at a recent study which proves its value in hospitals

In the fight to prevent infection from spreading, antimicrobial technology incorporated into surfaces is really proving its worth. BioCote’s Dr Andrew Summerfield explains how

Julie Storr, Annette Jeanes, Helen Forrest, and Claire Kilpatrick look at the history of hand hygiene in relation to infection control

Some cleaning operatives in hospitals and care facilities may not have received accredited training on how to clean effectively & safely, writes the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

The National Patient Safety Agency recommends the use of four key colours to cover the different hospital cleaning zones.

As part of a comprehensive re-think, new hospital patient bedside space designs are now available to the market as a result of a national design challenge, writes the Design Council.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published a quality improvement guide on preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in secondary care.

Health Business summarises the key features of the recently-launched ‘Guidelines for the management of Norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings’

A newly-published guide from NICE identifies the organisational characteristics, arrangements and practices needed to prevent and control healthcare associated infections (HCAIs)

Over 600 people died from flu in the UK last year and there is strong evidence that some patients die from flu caught in hospital. Healthcare staff are therefore encouraged to get vaccinated

The Infection Prevention Society has produced a set of core competences designed to define and enhance the practice of staff working in the field of infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control at Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust is showing impressive results.


Event Diary

Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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