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.
It's being described as a "grave threat" and now - a new centre in the North West is teaming up with the US to fight against antibiotic resistance, which claims 25,000 lives a year in Europe.
Change in universal screening policy for MRSA coincides with a rise in infections in hospitals in England
Although progress has been made since mandatory reporting of MRSA has been introduced, MRSA shows resilience and despite best efforts trends for the last 5 years are now beginning to show an increase.
With 10 million people predicted to die every year from resistant infections by 2050 we cannot afford to wait 30-50 years before action is taken on Antimicrobial Resistance
MRSA Action UK respond to the O’Neill Report
MRSA Action UK’s Andrea Jenkyns chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Patient Safety for its final inquiry into infection prevention
The first APPG meeting considered four White Papers written on infection control
Latest figures show the numbers of people succumbing to healthcare associated infections are on the increase again