Reckitt Benckiser Provides Free Dettol Samples to NHS Staff

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During November 2019 Reckitt Benckiser will be providing free samples of their Dettol Cleansing surface wipes to thousands of NHS staff across the country. The samples will be handed to GP surgery reception staff by IDS Media, a company who specialises in advertising healthcare communications in GP surgery waiting rooms.

IDS Media’s own team of field representatives will personally hand over the Dettol wipes to the staff for use within the surgeries and at home. The cleansing wipes which kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses are proven to kill antibiotic-resistant MRSA as well as allergens such as pollen particles and dust mites.

Sarah Berry, Operations Manager for IDS Media UK comments:

“Surgery staff have been very happy to receive the Dettol Cleansing wipes as part of IDS Media’s quarterly visits to GP surgeries. It’s great to be able to give staff a freebie that can help them stay healthy!”

IDS Media UK distributes leaflets, posters and samples to GP surgeries across the country.

Why Use Dettol Wipes?

As well as killing MRSA, the Dettol antibacterial wipes kill e.coli, salmonella and the flu virus (H1N1) and remove 90% of allergens such as house dust mites and pollen.

What is MRSA?

MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and is found on surfaces such as towels, razors, furniture and athletic equipment. MRSA is spread through contact and if gotten into an open wound, cut or scrape, it can cause infections. It is tougher to treat than most infections as it is resistant to several antibiotics and is commonly known as the ‘superbug’.

How Can I Avoid MRSA When Cleaning?

When cleaning to avoid the spreading of MRSA, it is important to wipe the areas and surfaces that are commonly in contact with bare skin such as chairs, light switches and desks. Additionally, by regularly cleaning your hands and keeping open wounds covered, the risk of MRSA spreading will be significantly lower. In areas where contact with equipment and objects may be high, such as a gym, it is important to use sanitiser and wipes throughout.

Can I Use Dettol Wipes on Skin?

Dettol surface wipes can be used on the skin as the pH is neutral does not interfere with the skin’s protection and further moisturises the skin.

The benefits of using cleansing surface wipes seem to be endless. Many believe that warm water and soap is an effective method of fighting bacteria on surfaces and skin, however, studies have found that over time, soap strips the skin of natural oils and leaves skin feeling dry. The Dettol cleansing wipes leave the skin feeling soft and moisturised.

Further, wipes are ideal to use when there is limited access to running water as well as being convenient and suitable for frequent use.

Alcohol-based sanitising wipes are more effective at killing potentially dangerous germs on the hands than soap is and are easier and more accessible to use.

Studies have found that healthcare providers may need to wash their hands up to 100 times during a 12-hour shift and healthcare providers have been found to practice this only by half.


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