Patient infections related to endoscopic procedures have been repeatedly reported in recent years. This has led to ongoing debates whether the current practice of cleaning and disinfection of semi-critical thermolabile endoscopes is sufficient for eliminating the high microbial load after use of the devices.
We have a saying in the UK, “today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapper” and it’s perfectly highlighted by the fact that having a Brexit story on the news would now be a welcome change. But very recently the implications of it became once again relevant to our specialist sector.