Decontamination of surgical instruments (HTM 01-01)

Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-01 on the management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care.



HTM 01-01 explains the management of decontamination and the various ways to sterilize reusable medical devices.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 8 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated the documents based on the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens' Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (ACDP-TSE) subgroup guidance, the views of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and to align with UK devolved administrations. (Previously decontamination of surgical instruments (CFPP 01-01))
  2. First published.