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Originator: NHS Improvement Estates and Facilities

From: Alessandra Gambi

Issue date: 11-Jan-2019 10:00:06

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Special Health Authorities

Action category: Action

Title: Portable fans in health and social care facilities: risk of cross infection

Broadcast content: Portable fans used in clinical areas have been linked to cross infection in health and social care facilities. Each use and reuse should be clinically risk assessed. Local procurement, cleaning, decontamination and maintenance policies must be produced and kept under review.

Additional information: Do not cascade to primary care

Alert reference: EFA/2019/001

Action underway deadline: 05-Feb-2019

Action complete deadline: 02-Apr-2019


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