"MRSA" stands for Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA affects people in and outside of hospital, there is information on how to deal with MRSA both in and outside of hospital on MRSA Action UK's website at http://mrsaactionuk.net
MRSA Action UK is a registered charity that produces information to help the public understand MRSA and other healthcare associated infections. The information is regularly reviewed with experts and is designed to answer some of the questions patients, the public and those who come into contact with people who are vulnerable to illness from healthcare associated infections often ask. It also discusses the diagnosis and treatment of MRSA.
The information is also designed to help inform partners, friends, families and carers, and anyone who is concerned about how MRSA affects people and what can be done to treat it.
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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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MRSA Action UK's analysis of figures from the Health Protection Agency show that the measures that have been so successful in reducing the numbers of infections reported to the Health Protection Agency are working. However there are still some hospitals that are no longer seeing the reductions that the best performing hospitals are. Under a new regime hospitals where an MRSA bloodstream infection have occurred will be required to undertake a post infection review to see where things went wrong. There may be financial penalties incurred if the infection was avoidable.