Oxford hospitals, the John Radcliffe and the Radcliffe Infirmary, have cleaned up their act after criticism a few months ago for their lack of cleanliness and even unfriendliness. The spot checks conducted by inspectors, involving 99 hospitals throughout the country, looked at medical equipment, beds, sinks, bedpans and the like and noted an improvement in the two Oxford hospitals. Much of the success is put down to a super mopping technique, a micro-fibre cleaning system that is said to be more hygienic than traditional methods. Another effective change has been the use of Patient and Public Involvement Forums (PPIFs), which give the public the opportunity to voice their concerns and suggestions to the hospital trusts.