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Great HCAI ideas need resources

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Further positive plans to tackle HCAIs emerged this week, initially from the Wales (p3). Nurses will follow midwives in the three devolved countries and begin reporting post-discharge surgical site infections – and the Department of Health in England is planning a similar move.

Further positive plans to tackle HCAIs emerged this week, initially from the Wales (p3). Nurses will follow midwives in the three devolved countries and begin reporting post-discharge surgical site infections – and the Department of Health in England is planning a similar move.

However, concerns have rightly been raised about the ability of the shrinking community nursing workforce to carry out this work. Nurses want to do it but are they going to have the time?

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