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NHS Cleaning Summit

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda, (b) minutes and (c) summary of feedback from delegates at his Department’s cleaning summit on 28 February; (194899)

(2) which organisations were represented at his Department’s cleaning summit held on 28 February;

(3) what the cost was of his Department’s cleaning summit held on 28 February.

The NHS chief executive, David Nicholson hosted a Cleanliness summit on 28 February, as per the commitment in “Clean, Safe Care: reducing infections saving lives” (January 2008). This was a meeting aimed at understanding the broad challenges of delivering clean hospitals, and at sharing ideas for ongoing work. Formal minutes were not recorded, although notes were taken of subjects raised, and of plans for future work. Copies of the agenda, a letter to invitees from the NHS chief executive, which includes a list of delegates and a note of key points and next steps from the meeting have been placed in the Library.

The meeting was held at the Department and administrative costs were met from within departmental overheads. Additional costs were for a buffet lunch and an external facilitator:

£

Facilitator

738.20

Lunch

264.80

Note:

Excluding VAT