Action on Health Care Associated Infections in England: Summary of responses to the consultation
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important consultation which will affect the legislation on prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. Closing date for responses 23rd September 2005
Taking the right steps to prevent and control HCAI has become a major concern and this document will raise the profile of HCAI and provides ways of tightening inspection and enforcement. The accompanying document Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) provides three options for consideration but it appears that any legislative proposals are likely to be part of a new self assessment process in similar fashion to the now obsolete ‘Controls Assurance Framework’. This could be open to subjective interpretation.
1. Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General – HC 230 Session 1999-2000: The Management and Control of Hospital acquired infection in acute NHS Trusts in England (2000) National Audit Office http://www.nao.org.uk/pn/9900230.htm