Members Forum


NHS Cleaning Colour Code

Hi I am trying to source information on what cleaning colour code should be used for minor operation/treatment rooms.  Can anyone advise or direct me to where I can source the information as this is not identified within the NHS Cleaning Manuel. TIA 

3 Comments

  1. Susan C. Wynne Jan 10, 2023 01:01 PM

    Yellow has always been the national code for clinical areas which included minor ops rooms and treatment rooms, there may be something in the National IPC manual.
     roomshttps://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/C1636-national-ipc-manual-for-england-v2.pdf

  1. Susan C. Wynne Jan 13, 2023 12:03 PM

    Forgot to post this is in the community, it is normally for isolation areas in Acute Trusts, but have adopted it as a clean area for community purposes.

  1. Terri Springford Jan 16, 2023 10:27 AM

    Thank you @susan C. Wayne for replying.  I am aware yellow is for clinical as in line with BICSc Cleaning Manual opposed to the NHS Cleaning Manuel as previously we was using following BICSc, however I would like to comply with the NHS Cleaning Manuel as we are complying with the new NHS Cleaning Charter, so would like to comply with all elements of the NHS Cleaning Standards. Can anyone advise what colour is used in theatres within the NHS?

You need to be logged in to comment. Login here

You need to be logged in to comment. Login here