Guidelines and resources
Health and Social Care Act 2008
Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infection
The Code aims to exemplify what providers need to do in order to comply with the regulations. Good infection prevention (including cleanliness)
Advice on patient safety when decontaminating reusable instruments in primary care dental.
Information for public health professionals on immunisations against infectious disease
Health Clearance - Integrated guidance on health clearance of healthcare workers and the management of healthcare workers living with bloodborne viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV)
Provides advice on health clearance of new healthcare workers for tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV
Best practice guidance for waste management and ways to improve the environment and carbon impacts
Delivering a high-quality healthcare cleaning service is complex, demanding and not to be underestimated. The aim is to ensure all cleaning-related risks are identified, minimised, and managed on a consistent, long-term basis, irrespective of where the responsibility for providing cleaning services lies.
Infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings (including SARS-CoV-2) for winter 2021 to 2022
17 January 2022
This guidance is intended to prevent transmission of seasonal respiratory viral infections focussing on influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in health and care settings while continuing to support the recovery of services.
Bite-size training session - Implementing the National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021
06 April 2022
Update on steps to be taken to implement the National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2022