Waste Stories 7/5/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Interserve awarded place on £450m NHS framework until 2022

Troubled contractor Interserve has been awarded a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework for infrastructure and car park management.

The framework is available to a range of public sector organisations and will operate until November 2022, offering the potential to generate sales of up to £450m throughout its term.

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2. Guidance on accumulating radioactive waste that you cannot transfer because of EU Exit

The UK’s exit from the EU may result in restricted supplies of radioactive materials and you may not be able to transfer radioactive waste to destinations outside the UK. The Environment Agency has published two EU Exit regulatory position statements – one on exceeding permit limits and the other on accumulating radioactive waste

3. Vacancy for an officer: waste permitting and installation (x 2)  Natural Resources Wales
Salary: £29,243

To determine permit applications in accordance with recognised NRW policy, process, guidance and procedures. Support the Permitting Service and respond to internal and external customer queries. The post holder will provide expertise on waste permitting issues.

For more information and to apply, click here

4. EU consultation on formaldehye

Provisional agreement has been reached at EU level to add formaldehyde, widely used in the healthcare sector, to the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace. The EU Commission will consult social partners (including HOSPEEM and CEEP, of which the NHS Confederation is a member) before presenting a legislative proposal, which will provide the opportunity for us to feed in to and shape the consultation response even if the UK has left the EU by this stage.

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5. The 2019 International Hospital Federation Awards

The International Hospital Federation Awards honours hospitals and health service provider organisations for innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices in areas that are worthy of international recognition. Open to NHS Confederation members, the deadline for applications to showcase your work is May 17.

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