Published date: 30 June 2021

New cleaning standards from NHSE/I

NHS England/Improvement (NHSE/I) recently released the National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness (NSoHC) 2021 which encompasses all cleaning tasks throughout the NHS.

We are in the process of reviewing the new standards and developing a plan to implement them with our customers.

In line with NHSE/I implementation timescales, we will be reviewing acute and mental health trusts as a priority before reviewing all other healthcare environments.

Implementation timescales set by NHSE/I are as follows:

  • Acute and mental health trusts: fully implemented by May 2022 (12 months from 26 April 2021)
  • All other healthcare environments: fully implemented by November 2022 (18 months from 26 April 2021)

We will be in touch with our customers in due course to discuss their cleaning service and what we anticipate the new NSoHC 2021 will mean for their property.

Find out more about how we maintain healthcare environments.

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In the meantime, please contact the Customer Support Centre or your local Facilities Service Manager if you have any questions.

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