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The purpose of this policy is to outline the systems and processes to ensure Trust medical equipment is always safe to use, used correctly, and operated by competent, trained staff.

This policy applies to all devices managed by the Trust but with specific reference to:

  • Medical Engineering
  • Point of Care
  • Sterile Services
  • Moving and handling team

Within these departments, each co-ordinates their own separate systems of device management to reflect the differing nature of equipment in use. Equipment used within Imaging, Pathology and Pharmacy Departments also operate separate operational policies. This overarching policy does however require that all departments have internal governance assurance checks to ensure compliance with this policy and national standards and regulation.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Johannes Hearn, Assistant Director of Operational Services
Ratified by: Risk Scrutiny Committee
Date Ratified: June 2021
Date Issued: August 2021
Review Date: June 2024
Target Audience: All healthcare staff
Contact name: Johannes Hearn, Assistant Director of Operational Services


See also:

  • Point of Care Testing Policy
  • Single Use, Single Patient Use and Limited Use Medical Devices Policy
  • Sterile Services CFPP01-01 & CFPP01-06; and HTM01-01 & HTM01 as of 06 Jan 2018
  • Medical Devices Training for Clinical Staff Policy
  • Moving and Handling Policy
  • Policy for Decontamination
  • Central Alert System (CAS) Policy
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Incident Reporting Policy
  • Supplier Representatives Policy
  • Trust Standing Financial Instructions