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Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste
Published 20 March 2013

This publication provides practical advice for all those involved in the management of healthcare waste.

This guidance (HTM 07-01) was produced and updated in partnership with Defra and the Department for Transport and with the full support and cooperation of the Regulators (Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive) and the devolved administrations.

This 2013 edition of this Health Technical Memorandum provides an update to the guidance published in 2006.

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Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management for healthcare waste
Publication Date March 2011

This is the second edition of this manual. It provides an update to Health Technical Memorandum 07-01 first published in 2006.

This document provides a framework for good practice for the management of healthcare waste

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework
Essential Service – Disposal of unwanted medicines

Acceptance, by community pharmacies, of unwanted medicines from households and individuals which require safe disposal. PCOs will need to have in place suitable arrangements for the collection and disposal of waste medicines from pharmacies.

Source: pcc-cic.org.uk
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Waste Medicines Health and Safety Briefing

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Waste

In September 2010 LPC members had a presentation from and discussion with a representative of PHS Waste Management (who now collect and destroy pharmaceutical waste from pharmacies) and with the PCT manager responsible for this contract. It is important that we share with you a number of issues raised...

Source: psnc.org.uk/swindon-and-wiltshire-lpc
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Business and commercial waste - GOV.UK

You must deal responsibly with any waste your business produces in England. This is known as your ‘duty of care’.

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Pre-Acceptance Waste Audit

From 1st October 2010 some producers of healthcare related waste have been required to assess the composition of the waste they produce and inform their waste contractor, in order to assist in its safe collection and disposal.

The Environment Agency has prioritised the applicability of this requirement, based on risk, and so pharmacy contractors have been subject to these requirements from 1st July 2013.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Unwanted medicines card

PSNC recommends that pharmacy staff should question people returning medicines to ensure there are no items in the returns which the pharmacy cannot safely dispose of, for example chemicals or products that may be incompatible with others in the waste bin. In order to facilitate this discussion with the person returning the medicines, pharmacies may wish to use the following prompt card

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Environment Agency
T28 - sort and denature controlled drugs for disposal

This exemption allows pharmacies and other similar places to comply with the requirements of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 by denaturing controlled drugs (making them unsuitable for consumption).

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Environment Agency Position Statement
Denaturing of controlled drugs at a place other than the premises of production

If you comply with the requirements below, we will allow the denaturing of controlled drugs at a place other than the premises of production.

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Hazardous waste - GOV.UK

How to deal with hazardous waste from your business in England - your duties, licences and registration, storage, collection and transport.

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NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings 2012

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings was published in September 2004 (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/). In Appendix A of the Alert, NIOSH identified a sample list of major hazardous drugs. The list was compiled from information provided by four institutions that have generated lists of hazardous drugs for their respective facilities and by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information (AHFS DI) monographs [ASHP/AHFS DI 2003].

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Hazardous Medicines

The following is a list of medicines that due to their Cytotoxic or Cytostatic properties are deemed to be hazardous

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Hazardous Medicines

The majority of medicines are not classed as hazardous. The only medicinal products that are automatically deemed to be hazardous are cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines. There is no definitive list of such products the following table has been developed using the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (INOSH) in the United States and medicines that are classified in Chapter 8 (Malignant Disease and Immunosuppression) of the British National Formulary. This is meant as a guide to assist segregation of hazardous medicinal waste.

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Environment Agency Position Statement
Export of Waste Medicines

This updates our previous statement and sets out our position on organisations, for example charities, who may want to export waste medicines for use overseas.

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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