While I was off work over Easter, this was on the radio news.
The government wants sterilisation of surgical instruments to be carried out in regional centres, rather than individual hospitals. The British Orthopaedic Association is concerned that this will delay operations.
The BBC website talks about this at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6531979.stm. The British Orthopaedic Association site is at http://www.boa.ac.uk/ but I have not found any more information there (admittedly I had only a quick look).