Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies.

· HSE January 2003
This joint Health and Safety Executive(HSE)/Medicines Controls Agency (MCA) guidance gives advice on factors to consider when selecting either negative or positive pressure isolators for the aseptic reconstitution of cytotoxic drugs. The guidanceis aimed at:
  • pharmacy managers;
  • quality control managers;
  • those responsible for training staff
  • health and safety advisers;
  • employee safety representatives; and
  • those responsible for supplies and purchasing.