About the Directory
Today, the routine undertaking of disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination of reusable medical devices by trained professionals in dedicated controlled environments is an essential measure that manages the risks associated with health care acquired infections (HCAI) and ensures the safety of patients and staff.
As the UK’s biggest professional body for medical device reprocessing, the Institute of Decontamination Scientists has actively engaged with and helped to lead the major review of traditional standards and practice in all areas of decontamination that occurred in response to the emergence of CJD and the complexities of prion deactivation and encourages future growth, improvement and advances within this rapidly evolving field.
On 1st December 2017, the Academy for Healthcare Science and the Institute of Decontamination Sciences announced the launch of a directory for individuals who have attained an Institute of Decontamination Sciences Technical Certificate.
The Decontamination Scientist directory sits within the Academy’s overall regulatory framework, sharing the administrative functions and oversight while enabling work to continue with the professional group and facilitating engagement with those on the Directory.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria for Chartered Membership may be admitted to this category but will not possess voting rights.
MEMBER (CHARTERED) MIDSc (CHTD)
Healthcare scientists who have achieved accredited technical and management qualifications to the UK’s required national degree standard or equivalent may be admitted as a chartered member. It is the individual responsibility of each member to ensure that they obtain the relevant continuous professional development training to meet the requirements of their professional register at all times. Failures to do so may result in lapse or withdrawal of IDSc membership.
Training and Membership
The Institute of Decontamination’s education and training programmes for its members and those aspiring to work in the field, the IDSc, aims to establish, achieve and maintain high professional standards within the decontamination professions to ensure the provision of competent staff who can meet the technical and operational challenges of medical device decontamination.
Check out the IDSc website for details of their professional training programmes
Search the Directory
Search for people on the directory here: Decontamination Scientists Directory
You can search by either:
- Technical certificate number
Fill in one or more of the relevant fields and then press the search button.
If you are unable to find the person you are looking for, please contact the Institute of Decontamination Scientists:
Tel: 07882 595790