European Biosafety Summit, London, 1 June 2012

The European Biosafety Network, UNISON, and the Royal College of Nursing welcomed delegates from all across Europe to the UNISON Centre, London for the 3rd European Biosafety Summit, on 1st June 2012.

Keynote speakers included representatives from the European Commission, EU-OSHA, the Health and Safety Executive and the Social Partners, EPSU and HOSPEEM.

The Summit highlighted the importance of the European Directive on Sharps Injuries for the safety of patients and healthcare and support staff and provided a great opportunity to share best practice on the practical steps that employers and workers can take to prepare for the implementation of the Directive by 11th May 2013.

Speakers took the opportunity to report on the progress made in the implementation of the directive across EU member states.

Summit Delegates
L-R: Janet Davies, Director of Nursing and Service Delivery, RCN; Dean Royles, Director, NHS Employers; Cliff Williams, Chair, European Biosafety Network; Dr Mike Ashton (who spoke to delegates about his own experience contracting acute Hepatitis C after suffering a sharps injury); and Christina McAnea, National Secretary for Health, UNISON.

Presentations from the 3rd European Biosafety Summit



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