MRSA Action UK is a registered charity that supports people who have been affected by healthcare infections. We provide advice and information to people who enquire on the best way to prepare and reduce the risks of contracting an infection.
We provide a patient voice to those who influence and regulate the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.
We work in partnership with healthcare providers, both in the public and private sector in the United Kingdom. We are an independent organisation and advise and work with government, the public, patients and other professions to promote awareness of healthcare infections and how to prevent them.
The Charity was established in 2005 by people who had been brought together through being affected by healthcare infections. We are a voluntary organisation with a constitution and are run by a Board of Trustees who are elected annually.
An NHS where patients can receive the highest quality care equivalent to that of other healthcare systems where the prevention of healthcare infections is considered paramount in patient care.
To sustain those affected by healthcare infections by providing an advocacy and support service.
To respond to government consultation papers to reflect patients and carers' views on the prevention of healthcare associated infections.
To play a leading role in the promotion of high quality patient care and to act as an independent watchdog for better regulation of safe healthcare.
On European Antibiotic Awareness Day – MRSA Action UK members say everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent infections
MRSA Action UK members know the consequences first hand when the drugs don’t work. We all need healthcare at some point and when we do we want to be reassured that the people who are treating us are competent, compassionate and that the treatment we receive will give us the best possible outcome.
Global Antibiotic Awareness Week: Patients, healthcare practitioners and policy-makers work together to tackle antimicrobial resistance
This week sees the launch of the first “Global Antibiotic Awareness Week” and MRSA Action UK is supporting this campaign and is playing its part in helping to draw attention to this growing threat to modern medicine.
Relatives, survivors and infection prevention professionals mark World MRSA Day, 55 years after the superbug’s discovery
October 2nd is World MRSA Day.
Latest figures from Public Health England show that in the month of July 2015 the numbers of MRSA bloodstream infections at the lowest level since targets for reducing MRSA were set in 2004.
Training and education for prescribers and information for patients must be implemented to halt the rise of superbugs and over-prescribing of antibiotics
MRSA Action UK welcome the NICE guidance on antimicrobial stewardship, and in our response to NICE, have emphasised the need for better diagnostics so that when someone does need treatment they get the right targeted antimicrobial if its required.