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The Central Sterilising Club


Sterilisation and Decontamination resources

The central sterilising club is committed to raising standards of infection prevention & decontamination, please find links to useful resources. If you have access to resources you feel may be of benefit to members & non-members in this section please contact us.


Top Ten Tips Endoscope Decontamination

Management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes (HTM 01-06)

Part A Policy and Management

Part B Design and installation

Part C Operational Management

Part D validation and verification (including drying cabinets)

Part E testing methods

Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG)

Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation standards for endoscopy services

Duodenoscope Surveillance Sampling & Culturing – Reducing the risks of Infection

World Gastroenterology Organisation/World Endoscopy Organization Global Guidelines – Endoscope Disinfection

Surgical instruments

Surgical instruments – top ten tips

Decontamination of surgical instruments (HTM 01-01)

Part a: management and provision

Part b: common elements

Part c: steam sterilization

Part d: washer-disinfectors

Part e: alternatives to steam for the sterilization of reusable medical devices 

Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings


Decontamination in primary care dental practices (HTM 01-05)

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme Decontamination Into Practice

Single-use devices

Single-use medical devices: UK guidance on re-manufacturing

Single-use medical devices: implications and consequences of reuse


The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance


World Health Organisation

Decontamination and Reprocessing of Medical Devices for Health-care Facilities

CDC Disinfection and Sterilization and guidance in healthcare facilities

If you have access to resources you feel may be of benefit to members & non-members in this section please contact us.

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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.