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Nurse peer reviews tackle MRSA

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Nurses are taking part in peer review visits to help prevent healthcare associated infections.

Nurses are taking part in peer review visits to help prevent healthcare associated infections.

South Central Strategic Health Authority introduced the idea in order to try and prevent, rather than just control, infections.

Katherine Fenton, director of clinical standards and chief nurse at the StHA, said: "During the visits, staff from individual trusts work with the StHAs experts in infection control to review each other.

"They are being well received to the point where organisations are now asking for a visit," she said.

To find out more read the chief nursing officers latest bulletin at www.dh.gov.uk.

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