Call Us Now

0800 030 4005

Latest News from Initial Medical

Latest News

Health Secretary Outlines Plans for NHS to Cut “Waste”

19/11/2014

Jeremy Hunt has claimed the NHS must cut £10 billion annually by slashing mistakes and cutting wasteful spending.

Hygiene Emergency: Glasgow Ambulance Crews Must Scrub Up

05/11/2014

It's been claimed that ambulance crews in Glasgow regularly fail basic hand washing tests.

Sharps injuries still a risk for NHS staff

22/10/2014

Recent figures from the NHS Business Service Authority have revealed the health service has been sluggish to introduce safer needles, syringes and lancets.

Battling the flaming chemicals in US hospitals

07/10/2014

Across the US, unnecessary chemicals are being removed from hospitals – starting with flame retardants.

Hospital food in England gets set for a shake up

23/09/2014

Under new measures announced by the health secretary, hospitals in England will be expected to provide food of a higher standard.

The importance of waste management training

27/08/2014

Following the recent deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa, it’s important that hazardous waste disposal methods in the UK are beyond reproach.

Falkirk: home to a “perfect” community hospital

14/08/2014

The first hospital in Scotland to get a flawless score from hygiene inspectors, it was issued with no “requirements” or “recommendations” by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate

Ebola virus and the importance of infection control

31/07/2014

Clean hands can help reduce infections such as flu, the common cold and gastrointestinal disorders.

Healthcare waste management colour codes: a reminder

18/07/2014

To help keep you on the right track, we’ve compiled a quick reminder of the various colour codes you should be following when disposing of waste.

Innovative dental procedure set to slash fears AND waste

24/06/2014

Researchers claim a new idea that encourages teeth to repair themselves could put an end to the dreaded sound of the dentist’s drill.

Workplace injuries: the importance of personal protective equipment

17/06/2014

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that an estimated 646,000 workers had an accident at work in the last statistical year, with an approximate £13.4 billion cost to society

Scotland’s hospitals urged to continue infection fight

04/06/2014

Despite rigorous efforts to improve cleanliness and infection control procedures in Scotland’s hospitals, inspectors have found standards in some establishments are still not up to scratch.

Three generations tackle 44 mile cycle ride for charity

30/05/2014

The team of four undertook the challenge to raise funds for the charity Malaria No More. They completed the ride in six hours, with colleagues waiting to greet and congratulate them in Liverpool.

Guidelines claim good waste management helps environment

12/05/2014

Fresh waste management guidance issued by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) claims healthcare workers supported to classify waste can bring benefits to organisations and the environment

NICE report highlights dangers of lax infection control

23/04/2014

A recent government health agency report has revealed one in every 16 people treated at an NHS hospital will contract an infection.

Bournemouth hospital boosts infection control measures

25/03/2014

Medical practices across England may now be required to pay for removal of their trade waste as the NHS seeks to slash its discretionary payments.

Rentokil Initial UK awarded the Top Employers UK 2014

24/03/2014

Rentokil Initial UK awarded the Top Employers UK 2014

Trade waste payments for English practices removed

12/03/2014

Medical practices across England may now be required to pay for removal of their trade waste as the NHS seeks to slash its discretionary payments.

Research reveals third of trusts breaking sharps rules

27/02/2014

Recent research has revealed a third of hospital trusts in England are not complying with safety regulations designed to slash the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses and other frontline staff.

New infection control guidelines urge better hand hygiene

12/02/2014

A fresh piece of national guidance on infection prevention and control has been introduced, urging hospitals to work harder to inspire good hand hygiene among nursing staff and patients.

Understanding the dangers of needlestick injuries

01/02/2014

In the UK, a small but still troubling number of healthcare workers develop a potentially life-threatening disease as a result of sharps or needlestick injuries.