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Waste management guide for nurses

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Guidance to help nurses safely manage the disposal of healthcare waste has been published by the RCN.

The document, which has been sent to all RCN safety representatives, explains latest government legislation on waste management in healthcare.

Sylvia Thomas, chairperson of the RCN UK Safety Representatives Committee, said: ‘This guidance will be particularly useful to those of you who work in the community as it clarifies a number of issues relating to disposal and transportation of waste generated into home environments.’

The guide can be downloaded for free from the RCN website.

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