NHS performance in the prevention and management of sharps injuries

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An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to BBVs” HSE (2016).

Introduction:

This report describes the findings of an HSE inspection initiative delivered in 2015/16 by inspectors and occupational health specialist inspectors. Its main purpose was to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses (BBVs). Forty NHS organisations were visited across England, Scotland and Wales (HSE 2016).

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