Cambridge University Hospitals - NHS
Professional training, consultancy and specialist services for decontamination testing and validation

City & Guilds accredited decontamination training courses to suit your company needs.

Principles of Decontamination Stage 1 Course now available.

Validation and calibration activities conducted strictly in accordance with current standards of UK regulatory authorities.

Professional authorising services carried out by qualified authorising engineers.

Online Training

Delivered through the Cambridge University Hospital’s Learning Management System platform, decontamination courses can now be delivered online. Benefits of the AVM online training system include:

- Focused on decontamination in healthcare
- Relevant examples and up-to date information
- Written and produced by specialists
- Consistent, easy-to-navigate training interface
- Realtime monitoring of staff engagement

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Why AVM Services?


Providing specialist services relating to the decontamination of reusable medical devices in the healthcare sector for over 30 years.


Expertise to train and support Sterile Services Staff, Decontamination Engineers and Authorising Engineers (Decontamination) in-house.


Accredited commissioning and validation engineers and qualified A1/A2 assessors.


Developed by the NHS to provide independent, autonomous medical device decontamination services.

Latest News

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New Online QMS Course
New Quality Management Online Course
IHEEM Authorising Engineers Conference
IHEEM annual Authorising Engineers Conference


Decontamination is the process of ensuring all reusable medical devices, such as endoscopes and surgical instruments, go through the three levels of decontamination; cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation before being repackaged and reprocessed in line with strict standards. Standards include Health Technical Memoranda, International and European standards and equipment specifications.  

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