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The UK's hospital and healthcare sector is being pushed to the brink as it faces intense pressure to cut the number of hospital acquired infections (HCAIs), combat the rise of antimicrobial resistance, accommodate growing demand for its services and on top of this reduce its spending.

In May 2017, Cleaning Matters sent a survey to its readers and members of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp) to identify their biggest concerns in hospital and healthcare hygiene and the fitness of the cleaning discipline to rise to these challenges.

The results are now available to read online as part of a special report.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from

Catherine Hackett
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Cleaning July 2017


Cleaning Matters Special Report : Hospitals, Healthcare & The Cleaning Industry


NEC, Birmingham
12th - 14th September 2017
The BICSc Awards
Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
14th September 2017
CMS Berlin
Berlin, Germany
19th - 22nd September 2017
Health & Safety North 2017
Health & Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
Fire Safety North 2017
Fire Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel, Rome, Italy
9th November 2017
Loo of the Year Awards
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
8th December 2017


New insight into hospital and healthcare hygiene challenges

Cleaning Matters has published the results of a survey that explores the biggest challenges facing the UK hospital and healthcare cleaning sector.

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Health & Safety North moves to Manchester

This year's Health & Safety North conference and exhibition will take place in Manchester for the first time to accommodate growing attendance numbers over the past decade. The 2017 edition has moved from Bolton to the larger EventCity venue in Manchester, where it is expected to attract 2,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.

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Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

The finalists for the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Annual Awards 2017 the cleaning industry's premier event celebrating excellence in training and accreditation have been revealed.

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British Cleaning Council welcomes new chair and deputy chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, officially elected a new chairman and deputy chair at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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Research shows facility managers are kept in the dark about poor washroom conditions

As entries roll in for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, showcasing excellence and raising standards in the facility management and cleaning industry, research shows where FMs might be missing a huge opportunity to improve washroom standards and user satisfaction.

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New research on preventing the spread of norovirus

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published research carried out by Ipsos MORI, called Food handlers and norovirus transmission: Social science insights. The study aimed to help stop the 'winter vomiting bug' norovirus from spreading, by understanding and improving food handler behaviours.

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More foreign companies investing in UK's FM sector

Over the past four years, the facilities management sector has experienced a rising level of cross-border deals as international buyers either look to acquire a platform or build up their presence in the UK.

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British standard for the 'circular economy' launched

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new standard for the 'circular economy', BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations guide.

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Manufacturer fined over paint cleaning injury

A paint manufacturing company in Manchester has been fined for health and safety failings after a worker suffered burns while trying to clean the floor of a spray booth.

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Dangerous bacteria can be present even in 'shoes-off' homes, study finds

A common belief is that it is more hygienic to take your shoes off before entering a home, however, a study by Modern Rugs has found that this does not significantly affect the number of bacteria living in the average home.

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Social Enterprise launches eco-foaming hand wash

New Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the social enterprise CLARITY has been launched into large organisations and the government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people.

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CLARITY-The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

CLARITY-The Soap Co., the social enterprise that creates employment for blind and disabled people, has been awarded The Planet Mark for demonstrating its commitment to carbon emissions reduction.

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UNGER Stingray receives Red Dot Design Award

The introduction of the UNGER Stingray has completely revolutionised window cleaning, according to the company. It is the most successful product in UNGER's corporate history. Having already been awarded numerous prizes for innovation, the cleaning tool has now also received the renowned Red Dot Design Award for outstanding product design.

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On a delivery van near you spot the CHSA sticker!

More than 100 cleaning and hygiene distributors have applied to join the Cleaning & Hygiene Association's Accreditation Scheme (CHSA) for distributors since its launch in January this year.

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No paws in the cleaning

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home first opened its doors in 1860 and has been working hard to help stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs ever since.

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Evans is turning the pipes purple

Evans Vanodine has introduced a new bar and cellar product to their range. PURPLE BEERLINE is a highly effective beer pipeline cleaner, containing a colour changing indicator which highlights when the line has been successfully cleaned.

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Time is money in the contract cleaning sector & Rotowash scrubs up well

Rotowash, one of the pioneers in the design and production of compact floor cleaning machines, was established in 1981 to distribute high quality industrial floor cleaning equipment, manufactured to BSI and similar International Standards by the Rotowash factory.

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The British Institute of Cleaning Science launches new accredited training courses

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has introduced a new range of training courses, developed around the practical and future skills needed for cleaning industry professionals.

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Global cleaning giant Kärcher puts its support behind the UK, as delegates from 65 countries arrive for its World Meeting

Guests from all across the globe arrived in the UK in July for the 2017 Kärcher World Meeting, to talk innovation, strategy and growth.

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The right tool Upholstery Pro

Finally! A hand tool that cleans faster and leaves fabrics drier. Now you can effectively clean a wide range of fabrics and soiling conditions with just one tool, according to Legend Brands Europe.

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The website renewal project

June 2017 saw the next release of Metsa Tissue's renewal program. Metsa started to revamp early in 2017, but this June release is significant, and sees developments which are based on insights collected from Metsa Tissue's annual customer survey.

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New website and video for TemplaCMS

It's now eight years since Templa Computer Systems launched TemplaCMS, its fully integrated business management software for cleaning contractors.

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Possibly the most exciting commercial cleaner in the world

BUNZL Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies has stock of 2Pure Products' patented break through cleaning chemical OdorBac Tec4. It has included a full page feature on the product in the latest issue of Bunzl's highly regarded innovation publication Innov8 where it is described as 'possibly the most exciting all-in-one odour eliminator and multi-purpose commercial cleaner in the world!'.

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) contract at Eden Walk, Kingston

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now delivering cleaning and security services at Eden Walk in Kingston, part of the regional multi-let retail portfolio managed by Broadgate Estates and owned by British Land and USS.

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