Central Sterilising Club Events

May Study Day

Our chosen theme is:

Our next event will be the CSC Study Day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 17th September 2018.   

“What could possibly go wrong?  Lessons to be learned in Decontamination! 

This is an excellent learning opportunity for all those involved in decontamination from hands-on operatives, decontamination managers, infection prevention practitioners and associated professionals to extend their knowledge and improve practice.

We are currently planning the program of speakers which we intend to publish at the end of the May. 

The content will be focused on:

  • real life experiences
  • describing the problem
  • how it was managed
  • the people involved
  • the process followed to achieve a satisfactory outcome
  • whether those involved would have approached their challenge differently with hindsight

We are seeking to include information on a recommended way to approach problem solving in healthcare.

This will include:

  • how to define what issues might be evident in certain situations
  • how to determine a critical path to determine the root cause
  • to take corrective action

We know from our own experiences that many of us working across the healthcare sector, face the same or similar challenges, however often do not have the opportunity from learning from each other. 

We hope this Study day will be a catalyst for change in practice to avoid similar mistakes being made by individuals and organisations but more importantly to develop an understanding of what went wrong and how solutions were reached. 

By holding this event it is also hoped that this can begin a process of sharing common challenges faced in our daily working lives such that continuous improvements can be made to patient safety.

You can register and find our more details here

Central Sterilising Club

2018 CSC Website

For some time the CSC committee
have acknowledged the need to refresh its website, so we have gone one better and have completely rebuilt it! It is very different from the old design and now has all the features and benefits that our members have been asking us for over the last few months.

It features all of the basics, a section ‘about us’ with a little of the history of the club, how and why it was founded, including a timeline with the dates of key events over the years since the CSC was established in 1960. We have added more detail about the current committee and their backgrounds and how to contact each of us if you have a query relating to a specific issue, for example, finance or membership. We have added information on all past chairman and even a list of our international renown Kelsey Lecturers.

Central Sterilising Club
Homepage of the new Central Sterilising Club website.

We have incorporated a member’s section which will be password protected. It will contain information only available to members including copies of presentations delivered at our Study Day and Annual Scientific Meeting, minutes of CSC meetings, and updates from other meetings attended by CSC representatives relevant to the membership. Members will be able to create their own personal profile with contact information which will support a single database and allow us to more easily maintain contact information. Members will have the opportunity to enter into discussions with other members (with their permission) or to ask questions in the member's discussion forum.

A section with frequently asked questions is also incorporated in the member's section as a reference point and a completely new page has been established which will direct you to decontamination related guidance and reference papers. There is also a dedicated list of strategic partners with whom we work closely, or where additional information can be found to support us in our daily work.

We hope you like the new look and content of the website and look forward to regular feedback from our members on how we can improve and add to it.