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Management of Clostridium difficile in NHS trusts

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:238
  1. David Green, lead nurse infection control (
  1. Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford BD9 6RJ

    Editor—A recent report and press statement by the Healthcare Commission and Health Protection Agency (HPA) say that a third of NHS trusts are not adhering to government guidance on the prevention and control of Clostridium difficile infection. 1 2 In parallel, the chief medical and the chief nursing officers have written a joint letter to trusts' chief executives. 3 The letter says that guidance published in 1994 …

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