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National guidance for safe management of linen in NHSScotland

Published on 13 April 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Version 2.2



This document aims to ensure safe and consistent linen management and reprocessing practice within NHSScotland. It supersedes the requirements outlined in NHSScotland MEL (1993)7 and (1993)86. The guidance set out is based on the Department of Health 'Health Technical Memorandum 01-04 – Decontamination of Linen for Health and Social Care'.