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New Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance system

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Clara Swinson, Director, Health Protection, has written to all NHS chief executives to highlight the development of a new web based Healthcare…

Clara Swinson, Director, Health Protection, has written to all NHS chief executives to highlight the development of a new web based Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) surveillance computer system. It will replace the existing system used to collect the mandatory HCAI surveillance data for reporting MRSA, MSSA, and E. coli bacteraemias, and C. difficile Infection (CDI). It is expected to go live in April 2013.

Further information about the new system will be available via a webcast on Thursday 28 June 2012.

NHS chief executives are asked to nominate a local Implementation lead from their organisation and encourage users of the new system to register by 27 June 2012 to take part in the webcast.

Read letter: Mandatory Health Care Associated Infection Surveillance: redevelopment of the HCAI data capture system (MESS)