Silver Accreditation for Aseptic Non Touch Techniques

The staff at Pinehill Hospital are delighted to have been awarded this accreditation for the Non-Touch technique (ANTT) by The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP). 




Shirley Bishop, Head of Clinical Services at Pinehill Hospital said: “Pinehill Hospital was the first Ramsay Hospital in the UK to gain the Bronze and now the first to gain a Silver award. We are now working hard towards the Gold standard award. Well done everyone!” 

Healthcare providers internationally are increasingly required to demonstrate effective clinical governance to regulators and the public for the critical clinical competency of aseptic technique. For example, in the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assess organisational requirements for aseptic technique as stipulated in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (DH2010, 2015).

ANTT® Accreditation, overseen freely by The-Association for Safe Aseptic Practice, provides healthcare organisations with a mechanism by which to demonstrate effective clinical governance for aseptic technique, and their commitment to infection prevention and patient safety. 

Ensuring effective clinical governance for aseptic technique across large healthcare provider organisations is best not underestimated.  Therefore, achieving robust and effective ANTT® takes time and organisational ambition. Having three levels of accreditation reflects this challenge and enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment to patient safety from the beginning.