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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1186

Commission to visit trusts unannounced: The Healthcare Commission will be carrying out unannounced inspections at 120 NHS trusts over the coming year to check compliance with the government's hygiene code. The code was introduced to tackle healthcare associated infections, such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile.

Bush backs extra spending on AIDS: The US president, George Bush, asked Congress to double the initial $15bn (£7.5bn; €11bn) to …

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