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NHS: Cleaning Services

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what products and treatments, used for infection control or cleaning purposes in NHS facilities, have been reviewed by the Rapid Review Panel since December 2005.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Since December 2005 five products have demonstrated sufficient basic research and development, validation and recent in-use evaluations to enable the Rapid Review Panel (RRP) to make a recommendation to the Department that the product should be made available to national health service bodies. This is a recommendation one.

Where appropriate products have been made available to the NHS by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) via the NHS Supply Chain and are contained in their product supply catalogue.

The Department does not have full information on the use of the products reviewed by the RRP as infection control products do not have to be purchased through NHS Supply Chain. NHS trusts are free to choose which products to purchase and will maintain their own records.

NHS PASA does not recommend particular products.

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