NHS: Infectious Diseases

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with foreign counterparts on methods for tackling MRSA.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Our strategy on healthcare associated infection "Clean, safe care" is based on the best available evidence from both the United Kingdom and elsewhere. To achieve this departmental officials have regular contact with experts both here and abroad. For example Professor Duerden, the Inspector of Microbiology and Infection Control was one of several UK and European experts speaking about the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the Society of General Microbiology international conference in April 2008.

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