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Health Measures 'Must Help Staff'

Magazine article Public Finance

Health Measures 'Must Help Staff'

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Tough new measures to combat health care-acquired infections such as MRSA should help staff do their job, not provide a new stick with which to beat them, the NHS Confederation said this week.

On May 24, Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt unveiled details of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill, which includes sanctions such as criminal proceedings being brought against senior managers of trusts that fail to meet strict hygiene standards.

The Healthcare Commission would police the hygiene code and hand out improvement notices to trusts that fail. These would include action to be taken and the timescale in which it must be done. Failure to meet the deadline could result in cases being referred to the health secretary, or Monitor if a foundation trust were involved. …

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