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MRSA Action UK’s fears for government’s continued failings over hygiene

MRSA Action UK’s dismay at the government’s continued failings to inform the public of the need to protect themselves from Swine Flu and other infectious illnesses that have become a modern day plague. With H1N1 (Swine Flu), norovirus and the continuing threat from MRSA and Clostridium difficile in the community setting MRSA Action UK is […]

Andrew Lansley- an open, transparent NHS is a safer National Health Service

The health secretary Andrew Lansley explains why Dr Foster’s Hospital Guide should be welcomed by patients and NHS professionals. In the first speech I delivered as health secretary, I made one thing perfectly clear: we need a cultural shift in the NHS: from a culture responsive mainly to orders from the top down to one […]

Payout for hospital chief after 90 superbug deaths after DoH bungle

A senior judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Department of Health over its treatment of a former head of an NHS trust that experienced the worst superbug outbreak in memory. Lord Justice Sedley gave his ruling as the Court of Appeal awarded more than £190,000 in damages to Rose Gibb, former chief executive […]

Quarter of NHS trusts failing hygiene tests

A quarter of health trusts failed to meet standards over hospital infections while five were warned over blood-spattered walls and mouldy instruments under a toughened regulatory regime. Of particular concern was the state of ambulances, which were inspected for the first time. Investigators found dirty forceps stored in some vehicles as well as bloodstains. The […]

Muslim staff escape NHS MRSA hygiene rule

Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed to opt out of strict hygiene rules introduced by the NHS to restrict the spread of MRSA hospital superbugs. Female staff who follow the Islamic faith will be allowed to cover their arms to preserve their modesty despite earlier guidance that all staff should be “bare below […]