Clinical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure #9
This is a new policy referring in particular to pages 141-151 of the Department of Health Environment and Sustainability Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste referred to throughout the document. The policy also refers to the HTM section that provides guidance for visiting healthcare professionals on the immediate and final disposal of waste from home visits to general practice patients. There are sections of this policy that refer directly to the HTM where the HTM must be read and implemented for the Practice to be compliant. The basic advice is to read through the whole general practice section of the HTM to ensure all the detail can be absorbed and adopted by every Practice to make waste everyone’s business and not simply that of the nursing team and the cleaners.