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Guidance - draft for public consultation

SHPN 13 Part 1 - Central Decontamination Units (CDUs) in NHSScotland (Draft for Public Consultation)

Published on 31 May 2024

From: NHSScotland Assure

This SHPN provides guidance to plan a new or upgrade a Central Decontamination Unit processing Reusable Medical Devices.



This consultation concerns a full technical revision of the first version of the planning note produced in 2011. It considers innovative technologies and current standards. It also takes account of lessons learned in CDU build projects, incidents, stakeholders’ enquiries, sustainability matters, and the Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE). All consultation comments to be returned by 3pm on 30 August 2024 using the consultation comments form.