One in four NHS trusts fail on core hygiene standards in 2007-8

Coombes, Rebecca
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1393
Academic Journal
The author reports on the percentage of trusts which are part of the Great Britain National Health Service which have failed to meet hygiene regulations created by the country's HealthCare Commission. Various reasons why trusts failed to meet hygiene regulations are mentioned, including not meeting regulations regarding decontamination of reusable medical devices, clean buildings and infection control. One reason given in the article for the number of trusts which failed the regulations was changes which were made to the standards over the past year.


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