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NHS Central Alerting System - The CAS website includes safety alerts, CMO messages, drug alerts, and more. You will find the NHS Central Alerting System at: https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/Home.aspx


Inside UK Government - Access to all UK Government Publications in an easy to find format.

You will find all the information at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications


National Archives - Older Healthcare Guidance Documents can be found at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/quick_search


UK HSE - Health & Safety Executive is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. You will find HSE at http://www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm


The Health and Safety Authority (Ireland) - The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the Irish national statutory body with responsibility for enforcing occupational health and safety law. You will find HSA at: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/


HPRA Safety Notice Communication Health Products Regulatory Authority publish notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medical devices. The issues covered by these notices will range from quality defect information to product recalls, to updated information on the appropriate usage of the medical devices. HPRA details at https://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medical-devices/safety-information/safety-notices


Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC recognizes the need for standards and procedures appropriate for medical and health web sites. As such HPSC will endeavor to follow the guidelines published by the Health on the Net Foundation. HPSC Details at http://www.hpsc.ie/Publications/


NHS Patient Safety Patient Safety work to identify and reduce risks to patients receiving NHS care. We also lead on national initiatives to improve patient safety. When a patient safety incident happens, NHS staff in England and Wales can make confidential online reports via their local reporting systems. All staff are encouraged to report all incidents, whether they result in harm to patients or not. Details at http://www.nrls.npsa.nhs.uk/about-us/


The Health Information and Quality Authority for Irish National Healthcare standards. You will find HIQA at http://www.hiqa.ie/standards/healthcare


NHS Education for Scotland NHS Education are a special health board responsible for supporting NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland Details at http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/about-us.aspx


Middle East Gases Association (MEGA) The Middle East Gases Association (MEGA) was established in the year 2010 by the leading Industrial Gases producers operating in the Middle East region. MEGA refers to countries south of Turkey to Egypt and all the states around the Gulf http://megases.org/publications-public.php


Health Facilities Scotland is a division of National Services in Scotland and provides operational guidance to NHS Scotland bodies on a range of healthcare facility topics. You will find HFS at http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk/home/


The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) is for the Healthcare Estates Sector. You will find IHEEM at http://www.iheem.org.uk/Home


The Hospital Infection Society (HIS) The HIS exists to foster the advancement of knowledge and education of all those who have an interest in the important field of healthcare infection. You will find HIS at http://www.his.org.uk/


The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc). The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) is the UK’s largest professional body for the decontamination of reusable medical devices. You will find IDSc at http://www.idsc-uk.co.uk/index.php


The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI). The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) represents the medical and political views of over 10,000 anaesthetists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. You will find AAGBI at http://www.aagbi.org/


The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme. The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme publishes guidance information relating to the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations. You will find WRAS at http://www.wras.co.uk/Publications_DEFAULT.HTM


European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Health and safety of healthcare staff - You will find more information at http://osha.europa.eu/en/sector/healthcare?utm_source=oshmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oshmail-98


JAG - Joint Advisory Group on Endoscopy. The Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) operates within the Clinical Standards Department of the Royal College of Physicians. You will find JAG at https://www.thejag.org.uk/  


Health Estate Journal The Journal of The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM). You will find the Health Estate Journal at http://www.healthestatejournal.com/Default.aspx


ETCI - The Electro-Technical Council of Ireland Limited (ETCI) is a voluntary body of nineteen organisations representative of all aspects of electro-technology in the Republic of Ireland. You will find ETCI at: http://www.etci.ie/safety/index.html


ALTEC Analytical and Technical Services provides Quality Control testing of medical, dental and pathology gas systems to European Pharmacopoeia, HTM2022, HTM 02-01, and HTM 08-06 requirements by UK NHS Registered QC(MGPS.) You will find ALTEC at: http://www.altecservices.com/


Sterilizer Technical Services Limited provide a high quality service to all users of sterilizers and autoclaves. You will find STS at http://www.stsltd.eu/


Enviro Hygiene Specialists Ltd. Providing specialist air duct and canopy cleaning services to

all facilities containing ventilation, air conditioning, clean air and process air systems. You will find Enviro at http://www.envirohygiene.ie/ 




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dulann.com provide e Learning solutions for everyone from an international organisation to an individual user and all in between.  Our Total Corporate e Learning Solutions offer is typically for organisations that have in excess of 100 employees and require cost effective and high quality training that is certified and fully audited from as low as €2.99 per person per month.


We have traditional training partners in most counties in Ireland that will assist our clients with the blended offering on courses such as Manual Handling, traditional training courses such as Fork Truck training as well as providing you with additional services such as health & safety consultancy.  Blended learning allows employees to complete the theory section of the course online at a time that suits them. This is followed by a group face-to-face practical session with a trained instructor.  Your full 360 provider!


See https://www.dulann.com/



Landmark Environmental Services Limited

Landmark Environmental Services is a specialist water treatment company concentrating on the most effective state of the art developments in the water treatment industry.

We specialize in providing custom designed water treatment programs for boiler, cooling, and closed loop water systems. We help our customers minimise their energy, water, and maintenance costs while ensuring safe and reliable operation of these critical systems.

Due to the increasing risks associated with water borne bacteria within healthcare settings, Landmark Environmental Services is one of the leading companies in the market in the area of Legionella, Pseudomonas & Bacteria control.


See http://www.landmarkenvironmental.ie/healthcare-water-management/



TSO, formerly HMSO, offers official publications covering legislation, official reports, Government and Parliamentary papers.


You will find them at: https://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?FO=1160012&action=SearchResults




The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

You will find MHRA Safety Alerts at: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/index.htm