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National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland Health and Care Environments. For laundry services/distribution. v2.2

Published on 28 May 2018

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Provide guidance on the safe management of linen at all stages of the laundering process



This document aims to ensure safe and consistent linen management and reprocessing practice within NHSScotland and is intended to cover both health and care settings. This guidance is complemented by the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual ‘Chapter 1. Standard Infection Control Precautions’ which covers safe management of linen at care area level

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