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AVM Services Appoints new AP(D) Head

Fri, 30/04/2021

AVM Services, specialists in consultancy and training relating to the decontamination of reusable medical devices, have recently appointed Howard Walker as the Head of Authorised Person (Decontamination) services.

A key part of AVM’s services is helping our clients with meeting and maintaining decontamination processes and standards, and in this role, Howard will be responsible for leading our team of qualified staff as they carry out these services.

Howard brings over 40 years’ experience to the role, having worked in Decontamination since 1980 in both the NHS & Private Healthcare Sector. 

The bulk of his career was spent at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust working in Medical Device Repair, Managing Quality Systems & as Decontamination Services Manager with responsibility for both Sterile Services & Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing. 

Howard is also a longstanding Chartered Member of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences serving at both Branch & Regional level.

He is also a member of the Central Sterilising Club and is registered with the Academy for Healthcare Scientists (AHCS).

About our Authorised Person (Decontamination) services

Many facilities do not need a full time AP(D) employee but have regular need for assessment, consultancy and other services. 

As a professional, qualified outsource partner, we evaluate your site requirements, and help set up the necessary processes and documentation management to ensure compliance of your organisation. Then we can work with you to transition over to a self-sufficient operation or we can continue to provide this service for you.

Our APs ensure that your monitoring services (including certifications) are compliant and provide you with face-to-face contact to provide guidance and advice where and when needed. 

  • Ensure compliance of your organisation or department
  • Experienced, qualified and skilled decontamination professionals
  • Backed up by an industry-leading organisation
  • Flexible approach to work around you and your organisation

We also help identify trends, interpret reports, provide expert advice to ensure compliance of your organisation or department.


More about our AP(D) Services

AVM Services Appoints new AP(D) Head