Guidance for Health Care Professionals
Publication aiming to encourage widespread adoption of the National Occupational Standards across all NHS and independent health care sectors, by enabling a full understanding of the standards and providing quality care for patients.
This edition replaces 007 313
This publication is supported by B. Braun, BD Medical, Coloplast and Wellspect.
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