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Evidence base for hand hygiene

The cleanyourhands campaign has been designed taking into consideration seminal research in the area of hand hygiene. Please search for evidence via the NHS Evidence search box below. Alternatively, you can search the cleanyourhands repository which is below the NHS Evidence search box.


Access to some articles and additional resources on the website will require an NHS Athens account available at no cost to NHS employees.




Please note: you will need to click the magnifying glass to search NHS Evidence





cleanyourhands repository

Brussels: European Committee for Standardization
European standard EN 1499. Chemical disinfectants and antiseptic. Hygienic hand wash. Test method and requirements.
This standard may not be available free of charge. You may be able to obtain the standard through your local research team.
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