Management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes (HTM 01-06)
Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-06 offers guidance on the management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes.
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The ‘Health Technical Memorandum 01-06: Decontamination of flexible endoscopes’ consists of 5 parts:
- policy and management
- design and installation
- operational management
- validation and verification (including storage / drying cabinets)
- testing methods
Published: 20 March 2013
Updated: 30 June 2016
- Updated to reflect revised guidance from the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens' Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy subgroup, and to ensure alignment with UK devolved administrations.
- Changes made to 'Decontamination of flexible endoscopes - policy and management': in paragraph 5.7 the phrase “plasma products” was changed to “blood products”.
- Additional document on 'policy and management' added on 19 April 2013.
- First published.