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Reference Information

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Government Bodies

Connecting for Health
www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk
Central Office of Information
www.coi.gov.uk
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
www.mhra.gov.uk
NHS Decontamination E-learning Programme
www.decontamination.nhs.uk
NHS National Decontamination Strategy
www.dh.go.uk/decontamination
The Healthcare Commission 'HCC'
www.healthcarecommission.org.uk
Purchasing and Supply Agency
www.pasa.nhs.uk/pasaweb
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Professional Associations

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences
www.idsc-uk.co.uk
Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management
www.iheem.org.uk
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
www.abhi.org.uk
Hospital Infection Society
www.his.org.uk
The UK eHealth Association
www.ukeha.co.uk
The Infection Control Nurses Association
www.icna.co.uk/
European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply
www.efhss.com
The Health Quality Service>
www.hqs.org.uk
Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
www.thejag.org.uk
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
www.nice.org.uk
Association for Perioperative Practice
www.afpp.org.uk
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Reference Site Material

The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit
www.cjd.ed.ac.uk
Five trusts adopt 'scan and save' for surgical instruments
www.e-health-insider.com/news
GS1 in Healthcare
http://www.gs1uk.org/solutions/health/healthcare.asp
Healthcare Computing
www.healthcare-computing.co.uk
The European Healthcare Initiative
www.gs1-health.net/
GS1, HL7 Developing Global Standards Designed to Improve Patient Care
http://electronics.ihs.com/news/gs1-hl7-global.htm
Automated drug provision
www.logisticsit.com
GS1 Healthcare User Group
www.gs1.org/hug/about/members.html
Coding for Success: Simple technology for safer patient care
www.dh.gov.uk
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Decontamination and Infection Control

Central Sterilising Club
www.csc.org.uk
European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply
www.efhss.com
HealthcareA2Z
www.healthcarea2z.org
Infection Control Nurses Association
www.icna.co.uk
National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)
www.nric.org.uk
NHS Estates
www.decontamination.nhsestates.gov.uk
The Hospital Infection Society
www.his.org.uk
Health Service Journal (HSJ)
www.hsj.co.uk
SEAC guidance
www.seac.gov.uk
Healthcare Standards Unit
www.hcsu.org.uk
NHS Education for Scotland: Healthcare Associated Infection
www.space4.me.uk/hai
Health Protection Agency
www.hpa.org.uk
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
www.medical-devices.gov.uk
Health Protection Scotland
www.hps.scot.nhs.uk
Scottish Decontamination Guidance
www.show.scot.nhs.uk/
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Department of Health

Scotland
Scottish Executive Health Department
www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk
Scottish Parliament – National Health Plan
www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/health/onh-00.asp
Scotland's health on the website
www.show.scot.nhs.uk
England
Department of Health (DH)
www.dh.gov.uk
Wales
Welsh Assembly Health Department
new.wales.gov.uk/topics/health/?lang=en
Northern Ireland
Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
www.dhsspsni.gov.uk
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Industry Bodies

GS1 UK
www.gs1uk.org
GS1 Ireland
www.gs1ie.org
Health Level 7
www.hl7.org.uk
HUG Healthcare User Group
www.gs1.org/sectors/healthcare
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