Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies

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This joint guidance from HSE and the Medicines Controls Agency (MCA) gives advice on factors to consider when selecting either negative or positive pressure isolators for the aseptic reconstitution of cytotoxic drugs.

The guidance is aimed at:

  • pharmacy managers
  • quality control managers
  • those responsible for training staff
  • health and safety advisers
  • employee safety representatives
  • those responsible for supplies and purchasing

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Updated: 2021-11-12