Management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes (HTM 01-06)

Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-06 provides information on the management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes.



HTM 01-06 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
Last updated 30 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect revised guidance from the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens' Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy subgroup, and to ensure alignment with UK devolved administrations.

  2. Changes made to 'Decontamination of flexible endoscopes - policy and management': in paragraph 5.7 the phrase “plasma products” was changed to “blood products”.

  3. Additional document on 'policy and management' added on 19 April 2013.

  4. First published.