Update information

Update information

February 2017: A footnote was added to recommendation 1.1.4.2 linking to Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013. A footnote linking to a safety alert on chlorhexidine was added to recommendations 1.4.3.1, 1.4.3.8, 1.4.4.1 and 1.4.4.11. Other footnotes were updated with references to revised or replaced British Standards and other regulations.

August 2013: A clarification has been made to recommendation 1.1.4.2 on the disposal of used standard needles.

This guidance is a partial update of NICE clinical guideline 2 (published June 2003) and replaces it.

Recommendations are marked as [2003], [2003, amended 2012], [2012] or [new 2012]:

  • [2003] indicates that the evidence has not been updated and reviewed since 2003

  • [2003, amended 2012] indicates that the evidence has not been updated and reviewed since 2003, but a small amendment has been made to the recommendation

  • [2012] indicates that the evidence has been reviewed but no changes have been made to the recommendation

  • [new 2012] indicates that the evidence has been reviewed and the recommendation has been updated or added.

ISBN: 978-1-4731-2367-0

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)