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24 April 2017

In 2015 the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) in collaboration with Health Facilities Scotland, introduced the domestic services competency log book.

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20 April 2017

GAMA Healthcare, a world leader in the manufacture and development of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector, is progressing with plans to build a 2-story state-of-the-art research and development facility in the Greetland area of Halifax, in North Dean Business Park, on Stainland Road.

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20 April 2017

The compact SV4 (Steam & Vacuum) joins Matrix’s popular healthcare range of steam cleaning machines.

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17 March 2017

In the event of an incident in the workplace, whether that be a fire, flood, blood, or other bodily fluid spillages, it is imperative that an organisation has plans in place to enable it to get back to full operational capacity as quickly as possible, whatever its core business function is. 

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02 March 2017

Chicopee (Berry Plastics) will showcase its short-term use microfibre product range at the Cleaning Show. Visitors will be able to see first-hand the wipes, cloths and mops that use the latest microfibre technology.

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28 March 2017

Poor hand hygiene is a worldwide problem. The only way to halt the spread of an infection or viral outbreak, such as norovirus and influenza, is by washing hands with soap under warm running water. 

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21 February 2017

In medical and nursing establishments the knowledge that cleaning can be combined with a proven infection control programme is a vitally important factor to be taken into account when considering a machine purchase for use in a clinical environment.

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06 January 2017

According to a report by NHS England, approximately 300,000 of its patients are affected by a hospital acquired infection (HCAI) every year at a cost of approximately £1 billion a year. Although many hospitals in the UK maintain very low rates of infection, HCAIs are still too prevalent and are increasingly seen as a global problem.

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13 December 2016

The biggest cost element in any cleaning operation in care homes and hospitals is the labour cost and this cost can only be reduced through an increase in productivity, Justin Binks, MD at SEBO UK, explains.

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13 December 2016

UK medical products manufacturer Vernacare has agreed a five-year supply deal with Manipal, one of Asia's largest healthcare management groups, which will create 30 new jobs. 

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08 December 2016

As a major distributer of Matrix steam machines, CK Consumables are firm believers in the benefits of cleaning healthcare environments with this technology. 

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14 November 2016

In every modern hospital, hospice and care home, the threat of infection is a very real one, and it causes a great deal of concern among managers, supervisors and directors.

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25 October 2016

National care home provider Quantum Care has implemented a new initiative with Prochem to train its cleaning personnel. 

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11 October 2016

Ecolab experts provided prevention advice on infectious diseases such as Influenza, Norovirus, MRSA, Legionnaires' disease and Zika virus, which are considered major public health concerns around the world, during a free webinar in September.

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27 September 2016

The inadequate assessment of cleaning procedures within hospital environments is the biggest source of on-cost with lost opportunities to save money as well as improve infection control.

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22 June 2016

A recent report has proven that hospitals are taking hand hygiene seriously with one in six scoring 100 per cent for cleanliness. 

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31 May 2016

Infection control teams are constantly coming up with ingenious new ways of persuading healthcare workers to wash their hands. But what is being done to improve hand hygiene among hospital patients and visitors? Stephen Wright from Tork manufacturer SCA looks at healthcare hygiene beyond the scope of staff

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23 May 2016

Uniwipe, the provider of powerful, effective wipes, has overhauled its branding and packaging following the launch of a new cleaning range to the UK market. 

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21 April 2016

Emma Sheldon, group marketing director for disposable infection prevention products company Vernacare, has been named International Director of the Year in the Institute of Directors’ 2016 North West Director of the Year Awards.

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21 April 2016

Chicopee, the brand of specialty cleaning wipes materials from PGI Nonwovens, will be showcasing its patented short term use microfibre products, including Microfibre Light, at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam.

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FEATURES

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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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18 September 2014

Keeping pests at bay is a daunting challenge for hospitals and other healthcare environments such as doctors surgeries and care homes. By their very nature they are designed to be open buildings with many exit points. They are easy for people to access and easy for pests to access too, explains the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).

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02 July 2014

Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, asks the question 'Are we too clean?'

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11 July 2014

Lynne Goodman, marketing and PR director at HandryersUK, highlights some of the hand hygiene initiatives and innovations that are being trialled in hospitals around the world to prevent the spread of infection

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15 May 2014

The cleaning industry has recently seen a change in thinking with regards to cleaning. The focus once again now seems to be more on 'good old fashioned' thorough cleaning practices such as dry steam cleaning, argues Thomas Stuecken, chairman of OspreyDeepclean.

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07 August 2014

Hyflex from Bio-Productions transforms floors into hard wearing, easily maintained surfaces and provides an exceptionally long wear-life.

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12 February 2015

Excellent water retention for entrances in offices, education and commercial sites.

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20 October 2014

Anti-Bacterial hand and Surface disinfectant wipes for use in Kitchens, Gymnasiums, service vans etc…

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07 August 2014

Bio Dose is Bio-Productions’ cost-effective biological treatment fluid for the maintenance of all waste systems.

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27 June 2016

The Kleenall brand is a premium range of multi purpose maxi kitchen towels.

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02 October 2014

High Speed Hand Dryers

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07 August 2014

Citra Clean Concentrate is Bio-Productions’ uniquely versatile and effective cleaning product for all types of janitorial cleaning and most industrial applications.

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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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21 October 2014

The Evita Super Soft Touch 2ply White Toilet Tissue is a luxury toilet roll made from pure pulp product.

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14 May 2015

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

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21 May 2015

TracLogik allows you to track anything you choose, via the internet, right out of the box.

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11 February 2015

The Cleanfix TW Compact offers forwards and backwards carpet cleaning with brush action, making it the ideal choice for professional cleaning of large areas.

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12 February 2015

The essential spring loaded ‘Closed for Cleaning’ warning sign.

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10 August 2015

Suitable for any washroom these durable and reliable dispensers feature a none drip nozzle, with a wide range of refills available.

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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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