MRSA Screening

MRSA Screening

Statement of declaration of MRSA Screening for All Planned Admission Patients

The Department of Health has tasked all NHS Trusts to undertake a review of their existing MRSA policy and MRSA guidelines.  Trusts have been asked to develop and have implemented an MRSA Screening Programme for all their Elective (Planned) Admission patients by the 31 March 2009.

The aim of the Department of Health strategy is to help Trusts reduce MRSA infection though screening patients in identified “at risk” groups and undertake a programme of decolonisation treatment.  This programme has been developed in conjunction with NHS Cambridgeshire.

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has already undertaken this review and is now in a position to publish a statement of declaration on compliance against this documentation: