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Important Notices - Students should be aware that the disposal of unsheathed needles into clinical or house hold waste bags is as unsafe practice and will be dealt with 'Fitness for Practice'. ALWAYS use sharps disposal bins. If you suffer from a latex allergy please inform your course tutor or speak with one of the clinical education centre.

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