Between 2012 and 2017, 1,213 successful Needlestick Injury Claims in the UK cost the NHS over £4m.*

3rd May 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

 An NHS Resolution article claims that 1,833 incident claims for Needlestick Injuries (NSIs) were received between 2012 and 2017 (fiscal years). Of these claims, 1,213 were successful and cost the NHS £4,077,441. 326 claims still remain open, meaning this figure could actually be even higher. NHS Resolution believe that this harm and cost is largely […]

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What can you do to help prevent needlestick injuries?

19th September 2017 Uncategorised by Julie Paul No comments

-Check training on correct disposal procedures is up to date. -Renew your organisation’s procurement of safer sharps, is this habit a lack of awareness? -Check training is implemented on the use of safer sharps -Review your organisations claims for needlestick injuries , costs and hidden costs All of the above is advice given by NHS […]

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NeedleSmart Helping to Prevent Needlestick injuries

10th August 2017 Uncategorised by Julie Paul No comments

Did you know that NHS resolution produce an informative document which includes some of the guidelines as listed below -Check training on correct disposal procedures are up to date. -Review your organisations procurement of safer sharps virus conventional sharps. -Consider why you aren’t using safer sharp, it this habit or lack of awareness? -Review your […]

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