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Clinical waste: Management

NHS England guidance

First published on NHS England website

Management of blood and body fluid spills

Spillages must be decontaminated in line with local policy. For an example, see this chart.

Management of healthcare (including clinical) and non-clinical waste

Large volumes of waste may be generated by frequent use of PPE; advice from the local waste management team should be sought prospectively on how to manage this. Dispose of all waste as clinical waste.

Waste from a possible or a confirmed case must be disposed of as Category B waste.

The transport of Category B waste is described in Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste.

Disposal of all waste related to possible or confirmed cases should be classified as infectious clinical waste suitable for alternative treatment, unless the waste has other properties that would require it to be incinerated.

Source: NHS England

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