RAI Info


CQCThe Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Their brief is wide – ambulances, even some beauty salons are under their remit.


ChemexChemex International: purveyors of fine hygiene and infection control stuff and the nice people who pay me to turn up and talk rubbish at people. Bless ’em.

Links to their UK, European, Scandinavia and North American offices and operations can be found there with lots of hygiene, infection control and biological information. And hardly any rude words or sarcasm – unlike this site!

FSA1The Food Standards Agency is the government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK. They advise local authorities on how Environmental Health Officers should interpret and enforce food safety regulations as well as conducting research into food-related issues.

An excellent website with a wealth of food-related info. But no recipes.


The Health Protection Agency is now part of Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health. Their brief is to work with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation’s health and support healthier choices.

This is a plot to confuse microbiologists who can no longer find the links to Porton Down or Colindale.