21 NHS trusts in England not doing enough to prevent infection, regulator warns

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 06 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1441
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    Twenty one NHS trusts in England are not doing enough to prevent healthcare acquired infection or working to sufficiently improve cleanliness and decontamination, according to the Care Quality Commission.

    The new watchdog took over from the Healthcare Commission in regulating health care in addition to social care when it was launched on 1 April. It has warned that unless the trusts improve they will face strict measures, which could include fines and closure of services.

    However, the regulator, …

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