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All recommendations should be considered with respect to the year of review.
Between December 2004 to February 2015, the RRP made 1 of the following recommendation level scores:
R1: basic research and development, validation and recent in use evaluations have shown benefits that should be available to NHS bodies to include as appropriate in their cleaning, hygiene or infection control protocols
R2: basic research and development has been completed and the product may have potential value; in use evaluations and trials are now needed in an NHS clinical setting
R3: a potentially useful new concept but insufficiently validated; more research and development is required before it is ready for evaluation in practice
R4a: not a significant improvement on equipment, materials and products already available which claim to contribute to reducing health care associated infection; no further consideration needed
R4b: unlikely to contribute to the reduction of health care associated infection; no further consideration needed
R5: insufficient clarity and/or evidence presented to enable a full review of the product
R6: an established product that does not merit further consideration by the panel
R7: the product is not sufficiently related to infection control procedures to merit consideration by the panel
In the recommendation listing note:
submissions with no recommendation (NR) most commonly result from a lack of clarity in the evidence provided by the applicant
meetings MRRS 01 to 16 have been retrospectively assigned reference numbers
all recommendations made by the RRP are in the context of products available for use to the NHS at the date of evaluation
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The RRP has updated to become more open and transparent to better assist those who use the RRPs evaluations. All previous recommendations remain unchanged and should be viewed in the context of the date of review.