Letters Managing theoretical vCJD risk

Policy to reduce the risk costs the environment dear

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1776 (Published 23 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1776
  1. Julie Hotchkiss, consultant in public health1
  1. 1Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Primary Care Trust, Wigan WN6 9DT
  1. julie.hotchkiss{at}phonecoop.coop

    Many millions have been spent since Dyer’s piece in 2001,1 to improve the decontamination of surgical instruments. The Department of Health (England) deems that nail nippers should be treated as surgical equipment—that is, the same standards are being applied to nail cutting as to neurosurgery. The …

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