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2020 News Archive

18th December 2020

New Sharps Training Portal Live !

The tv Sharps training modules available through the online portal have been re-accredited by the AfPP for a further two years. Additional and current content has been added along with extra questions and the system is now LIVE !.

21st July 2020

Coronavirus (Covid -19) Update

The W R Swann & Co Ltd Group, comprising tv Limited, tv (Services) Limited, tv (Microbiological Laboratory Services) Limited and Jewel Blade Limited, has put in place measures in accordance with government guidelines to safeguard our employees, suppliers and customers during the coronavirus outbreak. A Coronavirus (Covid-19) Risk Assessment is available upon request.

17th June 2020

Sheffield Hallam University ODP Award 2019

The saying "better late than never" springs to mind with the 2019 ODP award winner Becky Harrison who has only just managed to collect her award given her commitments, the Covid 19 restrictions but more importantly the fact that she recently gave birth to a little boy.

5th February 2020

Post Implementation Review of Sharp Instruments in Healthcare regulations 2013.

Injuries from needles and other sharp instruments (needlestick / sharps injuries) constitute a known risk in the healthcare sector. Sharps injuries to healthcare workers from instruments contaminated with a patient’s blood have potential to transmit more than twenty infectious diseases including blood-borne viruses. This can have a serious impact on health. Also, the anxiety and side effects of post-exposure prophylaxis can have a significant personal impact on healthcare workers.