MRSA: screening and suppression guidance for primary care
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Staphylococcus aureus: guidance, data and analysis and Primary care guidance: diagnosing and managing infections
- First published:
- 1 October 2009
- Last updated:
- 18 September 2014, see all updates
Quick reference guide for primary care.
PDF, 127KB, 3 pages
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MRSA control is important to minimise prevalence and clinical impact, and prevent occurrence in MRSA-free areas.
GPs may be asked to screen and decolonise patients if, for example, a patient elects to have surgery outside their area. Hospitals may have local protocols that should be followed. If not, this guidance offers an evidence-based approach. Many hospitals have pre-admission clinics to select and screen patients for MRSA.
Updated October 2009, under review September 2014.
Published: 1 October 2009
Updated: 18 September 2014
- Updated October 2009, under review September 2014.
- First published.