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NHSScotland waste management guidance

Published on 13 April 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish health technical note 3 - NHSScotland waste management guidance parts A to D.



This suite of guidance has been compiled by members of Health Facilities Scotland’s (HFS) Waste Management Steering Group (WMSG). The current version (version 6.0) is intended to assist all NHSScotland boards in meeting their waste management priorities by reflecting current legal, policy and procedural requirements and best practice. It provides guidance to staff and contractors involved at all stages of waste management in the modern healthcare setting. SHTN 3 guidance and recommendations are applicable wherever the NHS in Scotland provides healthcare services and produces waste of any kind.

Part A: Best practise overview Outlines NHS Boards’ waste management responsibilities and best practice. This is a ‘practical’ summary guidance document.

Part B: Waste policy template Exemplar waste policy for all Boards to adopt and adapt as required.

Part C: Compendium of regulatory requirements Overview of regulatory waste management requirements in Scotland. This is a ‘reference’ document.

Part D: Guidance and example text for waste procedures Guidance on example waste procedures text for all Boards to adopt and adapt as required.