Members Forum


CVC Passports

Hi,Similar to the urinary catheter passports, is anyone using one for Central Venous Catheters?If you are, would you be happy to share?If so please contact Jan De Witt at janet.dewitt@nhs.net.Many thanksJan


Gama isolation pods

Hi All,As with several other Trusts we've recently procured several of the 'Gama isolation pods' to increase our isolation capacity. I was wondering if anyone else who has already had these in place have any guidance or SOP's that they have developed...


Alternatives to FRSM

Hello,We are seeing an increase in staff stating they are unable to wear FRSM due to it exacerbating their asthma, I therefore wonder what people do in these situations. We currently risk assess and consider offering FFP3's but I am reluctant to go d...


Qualitative fit testing

Good morning The HSE released a notice in December advising the nebuliser On qualitative fit testing kits should be submerged in disinfectant between use. I’m hoping to get some information on suitable disinfectants for cleaning of nebulisers wi...


COVID Precautions in Higher Education

Hello, I have been working in Higher Education for 4 months having been a clinician prior to that. Where I work calls itself COVID Secure but I'm not sure this is feasible. Can I ask what measures other universities are taking to protect staff and st...


Covid vaccine mythbuster video

Hi all,  my CEO reckons there is a government C-19 mythbuster video.  I've just spent 30 mins looking ... can anyone help me find it please? Thank you


Staff should have access to information in relation to safe sharps practice

Training and Education - Provision of Information for StaffStaff should have access to information in relation to safe sharps practice. The information provided to staff will include:The risks from injuries involving medical sharpsRelevant legal duti...


Designated Care Homes & curtain cleaning

HiDoes anyone have any guidance on curtain cleaning in designated care homes?Obviously fabric is lower risk but the process of taking down & putting curtains back up is a risk in itself.So would be interested to see what others are doingThanks


FFP3 Masks COVID Confirmed & Suspected

Hi All,Has anyones trust upgraded from FRSM to FFP3 on COVID confirmed & suspected areas, if so what reasons have been cited? 


Hands, Face, Space!

I am locate the original reference source for the statement, Hands, Face, Space which is used by HM Government. I wonder if anyone can offer me any advice regarding my locating such. Paul Elliott.