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Screening patients for MRSA: frequently asked questions

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    31 March 2010
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The NHS Operating Framework for 2010/11 places cleanliness and HCAIs as one of five national priorities that require particular and sustained attention from PCTs, working with every organisation that provides care to NHS patients.

There is a commitment in the Framework to introduce screening of relevant emergency admissions for MRSA.

NHS providers and commissioners should ensure that:

  • (they) screen all relevant emergency admissions for MRSA as soon as possible – and definitely by 2011.

The following documents update the existing FAQs on screening relevant elective admissions, and introduce a new set of FAQs on screening relevant emergency admissions

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