Measures To Reduce Infections Coming Into Hospitals
New measures are being introduced to reduce the number of patients with healthcare associated infections entering hospitals.
Under the new plans, healthcare settings including GPs surgeries, nursing homes, physiotherapists and dental practices, will have to put in place infection control measures to reduce the risk of spreading infections such as Influenza, Norovirus, MRSA and Clostridium Difficile.
The strategy for tackling infections in the community aims to build on the achievements so far since the introduction of the measures in hospitals since 2004.
Incidences of infections have been steadily falling as a result of increased awareness and stricter hand washing and hygiene measures in hospitals.
The strategy aims to ensure: