Public Health England assists infection control and the control of antimicrobial resistance in the healthcare setting by monitoring these infections with mandatory and voluntary surveillance schemes covering bacteraemia (blood stream infections) caused by Staphylococcus aureus - both meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), E.coli and glycopeptide-resistant enterococcus(GRE) as well as Clostridium difficile infection (C. diff/CDI), surgical site infections (of which some orthopaedic categories are mandatory) via the surgical site infection surveillance scheme (SSISS). Other healthcare associated infections, including antimicrobial (antibiotic) resistant micro-organisms are also monitored via a voluntary microbiology laboratory reporting system.
- 13 March 2014: Quarterly Epidemiological Commentary: Trends in MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: data up to October - December 2013
- 13 December 2013:
Annual report on Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections in NHS hospitals in England 2012/13
- 12 December 2013: Quarterly Epidemiological Commentary: Trends in MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: data up to July - September 2013
- 10 December 2013: epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England
- 2 December 2013: Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
- 15 November 2013: Voluntary surveillance of Acinetobacter spp. bacteraemia, England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2012
- 18 October 2013: Voluntary surveillance of Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia and Citrobacter spp. bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2012
- 18 October 2013: Voluntary surveillance of Enterococcus spp. bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2012
- October 2013: New Norovirus prevention poster A new leaflet is available to download and place into health and GP settings. It provides helpful advice to prevent highly infectious norovirus from spreading, aka the 'winter vomiting bug', over the colder months. Norovirus is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water.