Research and analysis

Evaluation report on the Sage two per cent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth published

The report decribes the efficacy and economic features of the product



An evaluation report on the Sage two percent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth is now available to assist NHS Trusts to make informed decisions in order to reduce healthcare associated infections (HCAI).

The evaluation was conducted in seven showcase hospitals across England who were part of the HCAI Technology Innovation programme. The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust, Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust all participated in the evaluation.

A range of technologies have been evaluated at showcase hospitals in order to help NHS decision makers and budget holders to target their infection control investments and select effective technologies.

The Department of Health set up a Rapid Review Panel (RRP) to assess new and novel technologies and consider their potential for reducing hospital infections. The Sage two per cent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth received an RRP1 recommendation (‘basic research and development, validation and in-use evaluations have shown benefits that should be available to NHS bodies’) as part of its panel assessment.

Relevant RRP1 reports and evaluation reports have been previously produced for a range of healthcare associated infections related products.