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.
Families will pay tribute and remember those lost to MRSA and healthcare associated infections at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 13th June 2013
We hope that the Government and the Health Secretary will take heed of the warnings in the Chief Medical Officer’s report, and calls from Dame Sally Davies to place more emphasis on prevention of bacterial infections, and on research into the bacteria and how resistance to antimicrobials can be tackled.
When our Prime Minister was elected to his position he stated very clearly that his Government would be one that is transparent, open, and accountable to the people of this country. How sad it is then, that when the first real test arrives David Cameron has left himself wanting for his lack of action in having those involved in the Mid-Staffordshire debacle accountable for their insensitivities to patients’ and families’ concerns.
With the anticipated release of the Mid-Staffordshire Public Inquiry on Wednesday it is not only expected to be critical of the underlying failings within the NHS concerning the standard of care at the Mid-Staffordshire hospital between 2005/2008, but across the NHS in general.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in March with opportunities for members to be involved in shaping the way the Charity lobbies for improvement in our healthcare and helps to raise awareness about healthcare infections and what we can do to stay well and reduce the risks of acquiring them. Read more...
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