Welsh Health Technical Memorandum (WHTM)

The first of the new WHTMs was released in 2013. As with CFPP in England and NI/CFPP in Northern Ireland, WHTM provides updated guidance for validation and verification in line with the corresponding EN standards.

WHTM provides updated guidance from the now archived acute sector HTM series, specifically for acute services and primary care decontamination of medical devices in Wales.


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WHTM 01-01

Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-01: Decontamination of medical devices within acute services

  • Part A: Management and environment
  • Part B: Common Elements
  • Part C: Steam sterilisation and steam for sterilisation
  • Part D: Washer Disinfectors
  • Part E: Alternatives to steam for the sterilisation of reusable medical devices

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WHTM 01-05

Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices and community dental services

A single document with the following sections:

  • Section A: Decontamination Policy
  • Section B: Advice to Dentists and Practice Staff
  • Section C: Engineering, Technology and Standards

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WHTM 01-06

Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-06: Decontamination of flexible endoscopes.

  • Part A: Policy and management
  • Part B: Design and installation
  • Part C: Operational Management
  • Part D: Validation and verification
  • Part E: Testing methods