Guidance on decontamination and infection control, including surgical instruments, dental equipment, endoscopes and benchtop steam sterilizers.

This guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is for anyone responsible for the sterilization of equipment or infection control.

All staff involved in these areas should be trained to ensure that standards are met.

MHRA advice

Guidance documents from MHRA.

  1. Top 10 tips on benchtop steam sterilizers

    • Guidance
  2. Top 10 tips on endoscope decontamination

    • Guidance

Department of Health (DH) advice

Guidance published by the Department of Health (DH)

  1. Decontamination of surgical instruments (HTM 01-01)

    • Guidance
  2. Management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes (HTM 01-06)

    • Guidance
  3. Decontamination in primary care dental practices (HTM 01-05)

    • Guidance