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AVM Services expands Authorisation and Validation capacity

Fri, 23/10/2020
At AVM Services we offer a range of specialist decontamination services including training, consultancy and support, validation, authorizing and servicing.  We are very pleased to announce that we have expanded our team, adding capacity to our authorizing  team by making a key hire. Thomas Talibudeen joins us as an Administrator and IT specialist, assisting clients for the arrangeme...
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New Decontamination ‘Supercentre’ Sets New Precedents

Fri, 09/10/2020
An extremely complex decontamination centre has been established at the Royal Free NHS Trust in Enfield, north London, with the aim of creating a far more efficient system for the decontamination and sterilisation of surgical instruments from its three main hospitals, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm and the Royal Free itself. The decontamination ‘supercentre’ not only takes in work from it...
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Importance of European Norms in Disinfection

Wed, 02/09/2020
A recent article in the Health Estate Journal (HEJ) by Chartered Biologist Dr Tim Sandle reveals the importance of using the most up to date standards in disinfection and cleaning in hospitals and healthcare facilities, as detailed by the European Norms (EN). Effective cleaning and disinfection of instruments, apparatus and surfaces is absolutely critical in preventing the spread of pathogens, esp...
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Decontamination Training Courses at MMM Leeds

Tue, 25/08/2020
Courses in AVM in 2020 We are running several accredited training courses at the MMM Leeds location in 2020. Many of our clients value this environment as it enables trainees to get away from any distractions and benefit from our hands-on training.  MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd is part of the worldwide MMM Group which has decades of experience in infection control solutions, implementation an...
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Decontamination Training Courses Now Available

Tue, 02/06/2020
With lockdown measures now easing in most parts of the UK, AVM Services are resuming our decontamination training courses. Our courses will be provided in line with the relevant guidance on social distancing. It may be necessary to limit the number of candidates in order to achieve satisfactory social distancing. Safety First Space limitations mean that practical assessments may need to be limited...
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AVM Decontamination Training Courses Update

Tue, 26/05/2020
Whilst the Covid-19 lockdown exists, our normal training activities have been suspended in order to safeguard our clients and employees. Presently, scheduled training courses at the MMM Training Facility in Leeds and any on-site training have been postponed although this situation is under constant review. As and when lockdown measures are eased, we will evaluate government advice and alter our po...
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Vacancy for Experienced Validation Engineer

Tue, 12/05/2020
AVM Services a department operating commercially within the Capital, Estates & Facilities of Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced decontamination engineer to join our team of engineers   delivering validation services to NHS Trusts located in East Anglia, London and the South East. We are looking for at least 3 years&rs...
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Industry (Decontamination) Events of Note in 2019

Mon, 27/04/2020
Work goes on for many of the AVM Services staff despite the Covid-19 virus lockdown. We thought that now would be a good time to look back at some past events... IDSc Annual Conference Several of AVM's Authorising Engineers (Decon) attended last year's (2019) IDSc Annual Conference from the 2nd to 4th December. The itinery covered a range of interesting subjects including responsibilities, goveran...
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Vacancies for two Validation Engineers

Fri, 13/03/2020
AVM Services is looking for two new team members to fill the Validation Engineer roles. We are looking for Band 6 Endoscopy and/or CSSD Service & HTM Qualified Validation Engineers. Knowledge on all types of decontamination equipment and all major manufacturers would be advantageous. If you are interested in the position, please send your CV to Stephen McIntyre (stephen.mcIntyre@avm-adden...
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AVM Services can help with Jag Audits

Wed, 26/02/2020
JAG - Joint Advisory Group (on GI Endoscopy) accreditation provides your department with independent and impartial recognition in terms of service quality and consistency for endoscopy services. JAG accreditation provides your department with independent recognition of service quality and consistency which in turn gives your patients confidence in the endoscopy service you provide.  AE (Decon...
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Merry Christmas from AVM Services

Thu, 19/12/2019
It’s fast approaching the end of 2019 and we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from AVM Services. We will be open for all of the Winter period except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day so definitely contact us if you are interested in learning more about us, the services and training that we provide and how we can...
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NHS Essential Services Open Day

Tue, 29/10/2019
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) are holding an open day event to promote careers in Addenbrookes Hospital. The event will be taking place on Saturday 30th November 2019 and AVM Services is participating. The event will include tours of the hospital (including areas of the Trust that members of the public rarely get to see), hands-on demonstrations, interactive displays and CUH staff on hand r...
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