Needle safety legislation for UK

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Intravenous news: The Nursing Times report “The European Federation of Public Service Unions and the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers Association yesterday announced an EU-wide agreement on measures to make needles safer, which are expected to become legislation by the end of the year.

Karen Jennings, UNISONs head of health, who led negotiations on behalf of the union federation, said: Subjecting thousands of NHS workers every year to the terror of dirty needles is unnecessary and inhumane, when safer needles are available and cost very little more”.

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