Safer Needles Network

Jefferson Communications
7th Floor, 3 London Wall Buildings

Tel: 0207 256 8912


The Safer Needles Network is aimed at those concerned with reducing needlestick injuries and bloodborne exposures.

Needlestick accidents occur when healthcare workers jab themselves or a colleague with a needle, or other sharp medical device, which is contaminated with potentially infected blood.

Second only to back injuries as a cause of occupational injury amongst NHS workers, an ongoing RCN surveillance project suggests that as many as 100,000 needlestick accidents occur in the UK every year.

Last updated on 05/09/2014

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