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The Central Sterilising Club

CSC Hurrell-Simpson Award

This award has been named in memory of David Hurrell and Rosemary Simpson who were both Honorary Members of the CSC and who made significant contributions to the Club, as speakers and committee members and to the world of decontamination and infection control for more than 25 years. 

Both contributed to the development of decontamination related standards which in many instances formed the basis of the international standards we use today.


To encourage and supply funding in support of small research projects or personal development in the form of education and training, courses, events etc. (including CSC study day and conference delegate fees) related to medical device decontamination and infection prevention and control.  


Personal members of the Central Sterilising Club (minimum of two years membership)


·   Research topics or training must be related to decontamination of medical devices

·   Applications will be approved by the CSC Committee

·   An interim report must be presented to the Committee within 12 months of the receipt of the grant and a final report within 2 years.

·   Recipients may be requested to present their findings or share their learning at a CSC event (either Study Day or Annual Conference)


Up to £3,000 per year will be awarded at the discretion of the Committee.  This may be used to purchase equipment, labour or specialist technical support for research projects. 


For further information or to obtain an application form please contact the CSC secretary Tracy Walley at [email protected]

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Membership is open to any individual or company actively engaged in sterile product manufacture, control of microbial contamination and associated methods, and research and training activities.