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The Care Standards Inspectorate 

The Care Inspectorate registers, inspects and takes action to improve the quality and safety of services for the wellbeing of the people in Wales.


Clinical Waste Pre-acceptance Producer Update

October 2010 briefing note


Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2006.

These Regulations contain measures relating to arrangements underpinning the supervision, management and use of controlled drugs.


Controlled Waste Regulations Act 1992

This defines what is meant by clinical waste, including definitions of industrial and commercial waste.


Hazardous Waste Directive

This is guidance on how waste is regulated, and what businesses and organisations need to do to comply.


Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005

This is guidance on how waste is regulated, and what businesses and organisations need to do to comply.


Health & Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

This explains the safe use and disposal of sharps, training requirements and procedures for responding to a sharps injury.


Quality Care Commission (CQC) 

The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services in England.


The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

The independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.


Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidance

Produced by the Department of Health, Initial Medical follows this initiative to ensure its clients follow best practice.


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