Anglia Ruskin University

Introduction to IDSc

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) is the UK’s largest professional body representing those involved in the decontamination of reusable invasive medical devices.  Its aim is to promote high professional standards required of all personnel involved in the management and delivery of Decontamination services. As a learned body we support those working in or aspiring to a career in decontamination sciences, through the provision of a sustainable accredited educational programme, and verify academic requirements for those practicing in the profession in accordance with membership criteria and Choice Framework for local Policies and Procedures (CFPP).   We actively promote membership of the Institute as the main criteria for employment in line with government requirements to demonstrate competency, experience and a well trained workforce for the role to be undertaken.

IDSc members include staff working in a range of healthcare services, NHS, Independent Healthcare sector, the Private Sector, Sterile Services Departments, in Primary Care settings, Endoscopy units and Dental Services to name but a few and include SSD personnel, endoscopy staff, microbiologists, infection prevention and control staff, theatre staff, engineers, and corporate members.

Different levels of Membership are open to anyone, membership criteria and applications forms can be requested by following the JOIN NOW link on this web page.


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