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13th June 2013
NHSScotland Firecode SHTM 86 version 5 has now been published and replaces in their entirety SHTM 86 Parts 1 and 2. These previous versions have now been withdrawn.
20th May 2013
Compliant Dental Local Decontamination Units in Scotland (Primary Care) Guidance
This guidance clarifying the national requirements for compliant reprocessing of dental devices in Local Decontamination Units (Primary Care) is now available for download from our publications library.
17th May 2013
NHSScotland National Cleaning Compliance Report - Quarter 4
The Domestic and Estates Cleaning Services Performance Report for Quarter 4, January to March 2013, is now available to download.
17th May 2013
Public Holiday Arrangements
For information, Oxygen Services will be closed on Monday 20th May, returning to normal business on Tuesday 21st May. Please note if you are an authorised oxygen prescriber and require assistance with oxygen during the bank holiday, please contact Dolby Vivisol on 0800 833531
15th May 2013
New Fire Safety documents SHTM 81 Part 3: Atria in healthcare premises, and SHTM 82: Fire alarm and detection systems have now been published.
3rd May 2013
SHTM 04-01 Parts A and B have been re-published following guidance agreed with Health Protection Scotland with respect to “Guidance for neonatal units (NNUs) (levels 1,2,& 3), adult and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in Scotland to minimise the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection from water”. The two documents have been brought into line with each other and it will be note that the SHTM has been re-titled “Water Safety” to reflect its expanded remit.
22nd April 2013
The Endoscopy Decontamination Seminar was held on the 13th of March 2013 at the Beardmore Hotel. 50 delegates and 4 sponsors attended the event. This was the second Endoscopy Decontamination Seminar the first being held on the 26th of January 2012. This year’s seminar included current developments relevant to Endoscopy including; education, feedback on recent research, the development of an international standard for Endoscope drying cabinets and the way forward in Endoscopy decontamination. The overall aim of the seminar was to provide Endoscopy Managers /Charge Nurses with an opportunity to share experiences, helping to ensure a safe effective and patient centered service.
8th April 2013
Frameworks Scotland 2 will become available for use in May and June 2013. It will supersede Frameworks Scotland, the innovative and successful procurement route for delivering construction works for NHS Scotland.
28th March 2013
Easter Weekend Arrangements
For information, we will be closed on Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April, returning to normal business on Tuesday 2nd April. Please note if you are an authorised oxygen prescriber and require assistance with oxygen during the bank holiday, please contact Dolby Vivisol on 0800 833531
22nd March 2013
John Connolly, our Interim Assistant Director of Property and Capital Planning will be a panel member at the Public Sector Property and Estates Event due to be held on 5th June 2013 in Glasgow.