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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1214

MRSA rates in NHS drop again: The number of patients in England infected with meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, the Healthcare Commission has said. The number of cases reported to the Health Protection Agency in October to December 2008 was 7% lower than in the previous quarter and 38% lower than the corresponding quarter of 2007.

Help is offered to NHS staff to reduce carbon footprint: The Faculty of Public Health of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians is publishing a new guide on sustainable development to help NHS organisations …

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