Conference tackles safe needle practice

The Government’s stance on the use of "safe" needles designed to
curb needlestick injuries has been put under the spotlight at a conference in

The conference, held between 31 May and 1 June, looked at ways of reducing
the number of needlestick injuries suffered by health workers.

It was attended by doctors, nurses, occupational health practitioners and
other health professionals.

UK health workers suffer more than 100,000 needlestick injuries a year and
in Europe the number of injuries is even higher in Europe according to
Frontline for Europe, which represents "frontline" health workers.

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