Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, Minister of State for Quality, Department of Health, argues that clean and safe care is not an optional extra.
On the right track
Paul Fredericks, Head of Specialist Statutory Regimes at the Healthcare Commission, discusses compliance with the Hygiene Code.
High impact interventions
Sally Wellsteed, Team Leader Infection Control, describes some of the work being taken forward by the DH in relation to Clostridium difficile.
From endemic to under control
Martin Kiernan, Vice Chair of the Infection Control Nurses Association, discusses practical control measures for Clostridium difficile.
Dr Sheldon Stone, Royal Free and University College Medical School, details the outcome of a study into the effects of the CleanYourHands Campaign.
Risk and reward
Professor Paul Fenn assesses the impact of risk management standards on the frequency of MRSA infections in NHS hospitals.
Discussing the key issues surrounding HCAIs and the patients affected, Public Service Review reports on the Infection Control 07 conference.
Water cooler worry
The Health and Safety Executive highlights the importance of risk assessment in regards to Legionnaires' disease.
Keeping hospitals healthy
Judy McNeill, of Initial Washroom Solutions, explains how washroom hygiene is a key factor in controlling the spread of infection.
Plastic is not fantastic
Karen Haslam spells out why plastic and patients often don't mix when it comes to counteracting the curse of Clostridium difficile and other HAIs.