Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures (CFPP)

Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures (CFPP) is a continuing initiative from the Department of Health. The range of CFPP documents provides guidance on the management and decontamination of reusable medical devices.

CFPP differs from previous guidance documents such as the HTM series in that it allows local policies to be created. This means that healthcare premises can create their own policies based on the evidence-based guidance with the CFPPs which is in turn compiled from European and International standards.

Local policies must aim to satisfy what is known as Essential Quality Requirements (EQR) and demonstrate that progression to Best Practice is in place.



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CFPP 01-01

Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-01: Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care.

  • Part A: The formulation of local policy and choices
  • Part B: Common elements
  • Part C: Steam sterilization
  • Part D: Washer-disinfectors
  • Part E: Alternatives to steam for the sterilization of reusable medical devices


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CFPP 01-04

Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-04: Decontamination of linen for health and social care.

  • Management and provision
  • Engineering, equipment and validation
  • Social care
  • Guidance for linen processors implementing BS EN 14065


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CFPP 01-06

Choice framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-06: Decontamination of flexible endoscopes.

  • Operational management
  • Design and installation
  • Testing methods
  • Validation and verification
  • Policy and management