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11 September 2018

With the country’s hospitals struggling in the grip of a superbug crisis that costs the NHS £1 billion per year, a recent study has revealed that a UK-developed UV light robot could spell the end of this catastrophe, saving up to 30,000 lives.

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14 September 2018

Deb, the hand hygiene and skin care specialist, is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference, the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK.

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21 August 2018

Vapour steam cleaning is an economical and environmentally friendly process to safely and effectively clean and sanitise a number of different surfaces. 

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21 August 2018

The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health in today’s world, with the current estimated cost of AMR to the NHS in excess of £180 million per annum.

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16 August 2018

Hillbrush has launched a new colour range of anti-microbial cleaning tools for the food manufacturing and healthcare industries. 

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06 September 2018

A UK manufacturer of superbug-killing devices has won a prestigious award recognising its success in exporting the life-saving technology internationally.

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16 July 2018

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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22 June 2018

The Janitorial Steam System from Duplex Cleaning Machines comprises a powerful steam cleaner called a Jet Steam Professional, Janitorial Trolley and Steam Mop supplied as one for a convenient cleaning solution.

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22 June 2018

Symphony Environmental Technologies, a global specialist in products and technologies that "make plastic smarter", has launched what it describes as the first latex antimicrobial examination glove made with d2p technology. 

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28 June 2018

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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13 June 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands.

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03 May 2018

Ten per cent of patients worldwide will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection that could develop into sepsis, according to research. And hand hygiene plays a crucial part in the prevention of microbial cross-transmission from HCPs to patients.

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25 April 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, has joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. 

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11 April 2018

CEO of Delphis Eco, Mark Jankovich, is keen to spread the word on new advances in ensuring hospitals are not only clean but green.

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08 February 2018

Vision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of polyethylene films, liners and sacks, formed following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group, has been awarded UN accreditation for its range of healthcare and clinical waste collection products.

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05 February 2018

The Foresterhill laundry is situated on the same site as the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

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03 January 2018

2Pure Products’ has showcased its cleaning product, OdorBac Tec 4, with a stand at the Care & Dementia Show, NEC, with great success. 

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27 October 2017

2Pure Products has showcased its cleaning product, OdorBac Tec 4, with a stand at the Care & Dementia Show, NEC, with great success. 

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19 October 2017

Green World Innovations have once again boosted their product range with the introduction of the Airsteril technology. 

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05 September 2017

Chicopee, a leading brand of professional cleaning materials, will showcase its innovative microfibre range at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester in October.

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FEATURES

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09 November 2017

OCS was recently awarded a contract that covers cleaning services at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. Here, head of cleaning Yvonne Taylor details the organisation’s strict procedure to keep infectious bacteria to a minimum

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23 October 2017

Miele Professional looks at how hospital and healthcare settings can monitor infection control in laundry and dishwashing processes

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13 October 2017

As the fight against hospital acquired infections continues, the introduction of microfibre to floor cleaning is playing a vital part in stopping bacteria being spread from floors to high-touch areas. James Taylor, Chicopee’s marketing director for EMEIA (Specialities), explains more

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26 September 2017

Luke Rutterford, technical manager for Initial Medical, looks at how best to implement safe and effective waste management procedures in healthcare environments

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04 January 2017

Technology is playing an increasing part in all our lives – and the healthcare sector is no exception. But what effect does the use of hand-held devices for taking notes, checking symptoms and storing medical histories have on healthcare hygiene, asks Tork manufacturer SCA?

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16 June 2016

The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), held its Professional Development Forum from June 8 – 10 at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire. The importance of working together with other colleagues, including clinical, nursing and administrative staff within the healthcare environment to tackle current challenges, in particular, infection prevention and control, emerged as a constant theme throughout the two-day programme 

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08 January 2016

The importance of steam cleaning in the healthcare sector is well known, but it is becoming increasingly valued in other areas too, from food retailing to facilities management. Paul Lewis, managing director of Reintec, explains why

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12 November 2015

OspreyDeepclean examines recent trends in healthcare cleaning which have seen a shift from the focus of ‘killing bugs’ to the safe removal of pathogens from any given surface as part of a daily cleaning regime

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14 October 2015

Prochem provides advice on caring for floors and fabrics in healthcare environments



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28 September 2015

Cleaning and disinfection programmes are an absolute must within healthcare facilities, explains Peter Teska, global healthcare sector expert at Diversey Care.

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15 October 2015

James Taylor, director of product marketing at Chicopee, explains how the latest microfibre technology is setting new standards in cleaning protocols, and becoming a critical component in the battle against Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs)

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17 June 2015

Clinical detergent wet wipes used in hospitals across the UK could be spreading superbugs, according to a new study led by Cardiff University. Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig weighs in on matter

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15 May 2015

The most pressing issues affecting healthcare cleaning were explored during a special study day organised by The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' (AHCP) southern branch. Cleaning Matters reports.

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12 August 2015

One of the biggest challenges for facilities management partners providing cleaning services across different hospitals is to control the risk of infection throughout patient care, whilst also managing the different requirements and procedures expected by each client. Sodexo's cleaning taskforce explains how it tackles these issues

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05 May 2015

It only takes seconds to protect yourself against germs and prevent infections from spreading, but the majority of people still fail to wash their hands properly, Direct365 explains

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04 December 2014

Peter Marsh, managing director at Girbau UK, looks at the key considerations in on-premise laundry design for healthcare applications

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28 November 2014

If you're cleaning healthcare facilities you need a flu shot. Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, explains why

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04 December 2014

Katie Pett, healthcare sector marketing manager for Diversey Care UK & Ireland, looks at an alternative solution to chlorine-based products for preventing Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)

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25 July 2014

This issue Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, puts antimicrobial surfaces under the microscope

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24 July 2014

Clinical waste management is perhaps not top of the priority list for an FM company, but waste does matter, and without proper compliance the consequences could be highly detrimental. Mike Pearson, head of NHS Accounts at SRCL, explains why

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24 November 2015

Joining The Water Jetting Association

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20 October 2014

A full range of personal care wipes

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19 February 2016

The worlds best chewing gum machine powered by a single battery !

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10 August 2015

We provide a range of energy efficient, high performance hand dryers to suit your individual requirements.

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11 November 2016

The Matrix SV4 is a Commercial / Industrial 4.5 bar pressure steam cleaning machine.

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24 September 2015

At Ark we understand that commercial pest control issues need to be dealt with immediately and with discretion in order for your business to continue running smoothly.

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07 August 2014

Bio P is Bio-Productions’ easy-fit universal water-saving device for all urinals.

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05 October 2017

Jangro’s Enviro- Concentrates have been specially formulated by experts to deliver chemicals easily and economically.

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14 May 2015

.. and the OspreyDeepclean dry steam cleaning technology is still a first.

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14 November 2016

The Matrix OMEGA8 is a powerful, 8 bar medical steam cleaning machine which has been designed and built specifically for the health industry.

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25 January 2016

There is no other moment that needs such a precise and efficient process

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17 June 2015

Providing opportunities to disinfect and wash the hands is essential for proper hand hygiene ..

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12 February 2015

Every year the UK market buys and throws away around 700 tonnes of plastic sockets which all ultimately ends up in landfill.

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17 November 2014

Based on intelligent fluids® technology ecgo® Floor Cleaner is an efficient, high performance cleaner developed to thoroughly clean all floor surfaces, leaving surfaces not only clean, but also dirt repellent.

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27 June 2016

The Evotex brand is a premium range of roll towel, centre feeds and dispenser toilet tissue that delivers excellent performance.

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