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The New NHS National Cleaning Standards 2021

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It looks likely that the new NHS national cleaning standards 2021 will form part of the CQC inspections going forward. Practice managers, infection control leads, and cleaning providers should all be aware of the impact this will have on their practices.      

The most notable change is the introduction of the environment rating system, which is a tool that will be used to measure how well a practice is meeting the standards. This will be done through regular inspections by an independent body. The rating system is based on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. 

In order to achieve a rating of 5, practices will need to meet all of the standards set out in the guidance. This includes having a dedicated cleaning team who are trained in infection control, as well as ensuring that all areas of the practice are cleaned on a daily basis. 

Another key change is the introduction of minimum standards for washrooms. These must be met in order for practices to achieve a rating of 4 or above. The standards cover everything from hand-washing facilities to toilet paper storage. 

The new NHS national cleaning standards 2021 are now in effect, and practice managers need to be aware of the changes. By implementing the new standards, practices can ensure that they are providing a clean and safe environment for patients and staff alike. Why not schedule a walkthrough for a free no-obligation cleaning proposal within 24 hours.