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Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a comparative assessment of the number of recorded MRSA infections in (a) Havering and (b) other districts in (i) the present and (ii) the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Public Health England (PHE) is unable to provide the number of recorded Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections by borough/district.

PHE is able to provide this information by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and acute trusts.

Table 1 details counts/rates of total MRSA bacteraemia reported by Havering, Barking and Redbridge University hospitals trust and Table 2 lists counts/rates of MRSA bacteraemia attributed to Havering CCG over the last three financial years.

It is important to note that MRSA bacteraemia cases are reported by the acute trust whose laboratory processes the specimen and that this may not always reflect where the bacteraemia was acquired. Counts/rates for total MRSA bacteraemia reported in other CCGs and acute trusts in England is attached and can be found on the gov.uk website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mrsa-bacteraemia-annual-data

PHE is working, with partner organisations, to address antimicrobial resistance through the implementation of the ‘UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy’1.

Table 1: Financial year counts and rates of total MRSA bacteraemia reported by Havering, Barking & Redbridge University hospitals (FY 2012/13 to FY 2014/15)

FY 2012/13

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

Trust Code

Trust Name

MRSA bacteraemia reports

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 bed days

MRSA bacteraemia reports

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 bed days

MRSA bacteraemia reports

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 bed days

England Total

924

2.7

862

2.5

801

2.3

RF4

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals

17

4.7

10

2.9

13

3.7

Source: PHE July 2015 annual publication of surveillance data

Notes:

Bed days were calculated using KH03 data for the stated period. The average daily bed occupancy for the Trust quoted has been multiplied by the number of days in the time period. Rate per 100,000 bed days is calculated as follows:

Calculation of rate (per 100,000 bed days) = [Number of MRSA bacteraemia reports from the trust for the time period divided by Average daily bed occupancy multiplied by Number of days in the time period] multiplied by 100,000

NB: Included KH03 data are as of April 2015. KH03 data for January to March 2015 were not available at this time. Data for the same quarter last year (January to March 2014) has been used in FY 2014/15 bed day calculation.

Table 2: Financial year counts and rates of MRSA bacteraemia attributed to Havering CCG (FY 2012/13 to FY 2014/15)

FY 2012/13

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

CCG Code

CCG Name

Total attributed MRSA bacteraemia specimens

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 population

Total attributed MRSA bacteraemia specimens

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 population

Total attributed MRSA bacteraemia specimens

MRSA bacteraemia rate per 100,000 population

England Total

924

1.7

862

1.6

801

1.5

08F

Havering

9

3.8

6

2.5

6

2.5

Source: PHE July 2015 annual publication of surveillance data

Notes: CCG Populations are based upon Office for National Statistics (ONS) Mid-Year Population Estimates (2011 Census based). The relevant rate per 100,000 population was calculated as follows:

Calculation of rate (per 100,000 bed days) = [Number of MRSA bacteraemia reports from that CCG for the given time period divided by CCG level population estimate] multiplied by 100,000

NB: Included population data are as of April 2015. 2014 population estimates were not available at this time. 2013 population estimate data has been used as a proxy for the FY 2014/15 population.

MRSA data 2014-15 (Excel SpreadSheet, 611.5 KB)

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