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GUID 5019- Addendum to SHTM 01-01 in relation to the change in NICE IPG 196

Published on 04 April 2022

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Part A Management (SHTM) 01-01 and GUID 5017 is developed to reflect recent changes to the recommendations in the NICE guidance

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GUID 5017 is developed to reflect recent changes to the recommendations in the NICE guidance for instruments used on high-risk CJD/vCJD tissues NICE guidance IPG 666: 2020 which supersedes NICE guidance IPG 196: 2006 guidance to reduce the risk of transmission of vCJD from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues. As the IPG 196 recommendations are included in Part A of the Scottish Health Technical Memorandum (SHTM) 01-01 ‘Decontamination of medical devices in a Central Decontamination Unit’ (2018) an addendum to SHTM01-01 is required.