Health Care Acquired Infections: A Whole System Approach

  • When:  Wednesday 24 October 2012
  • Location:  The Brewery Conference Centre, London
Govtoday is pleased to announce the final conference of the "Reducing HCAIs 2012 series - A Whole System Approach", to be held at the Brewery Conference Centre on Wednesday 24th October. We are especially pleased to announce the first National Summit to be hosted by the Hand Hygiene Alliance will be held as part of this conference.
There has been great progress in reducing MRSA bloodstream and Clostridium difficile infections in some parts of the NHS, but we want everyone at the level of the best...but there is still more to do before we have achieved our objective of zero tolerance...and it is vital that we continue to reduce variation across the country."
Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Health
A Whole System Approach will conclude the series by focusing on the systems and practices in place to reaffirm the Government's Commitment of achieving zero-tolerance for all healthcare associated infections.  On 13th January 2012, Health Minister Simon Burns announced the new year's ambitions set for the NHS in the reduction of healthcare associated infections, with each Trust being set their own objective, driving further improvements, which if delivered could realise a further 29 per cent reduction in MRSA bloodstream infection and an 18 per cent reduction in Clostridium difficile infections by April 2013.
The latest monthly statistics, provided by the Health Protection Agency show that although muhc progress has been made in reducing the number of cases of MRSA bloodstream infections, much work in other infections such as urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, surgical site infections, much work remains to be done.
Reducing HCAIS – A Whole System Approach will examine priorities, evaluate progress and showcase excellence.
The Infectious Disease Research Network has a limited number of funded places available to attend this conference.  To apply for your funded place email with your contact details quoting ref IDRN1.
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