NHS: Hygiene

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th June 2018.

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Photo of Jack Lopresti Jack Lopresti Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the effect that regular and long-term use of antiseptic hand gel for infection control has on the health of NHS employees.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department does not hold this information. The effect of regular and long-term use of antiseptic hand gel on the health of National Health Service employees is an occupational health issue. Information would be held on confidential individual staff records in organisations.

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