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Protecting healthcare workers from sharps injuries

Regulations implementing EU law (the “sharps directive”) come into force across the UK on 11 May 2013.

All NHS employers and employees need to be aware of and act upon the additional requirements (over and above existing health and safety legislation) resulting from the new regulations. This briefing outlines the key changes and their implications for the NHS.

New regulations on the prevention of sharps injuries will apply from 11 May 2013.