Case Number 6546
Request Date 12/02/2019
Completion Date 21/03/2019

 

Details of the Request

To be mapped against deaths from MRSA and c. diff in each NHS trust area.

 

1. What point of care facilities does your trust have for the diagnosis of:

  • Group A streptococcal bacteria
  • Influenza virus
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Staphylococcus aureus

 

2. Does your trust require diagnostic tests before prescribing:

  • Penicillins
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Tetracyclines
  • Macrolides
  • Co-amoxiclav
  • Cephalosporins
  • Carbapenems
  • Quinolones

 

3. What plans do your trust have to procure new diagnostic equipment using the additional funding for additional diagnostic equipment and staff capacity?

 

Details of the Response

1. What point of care facilities does your trust have for the diagnosis of:

  • Group A streptococcal bacteria = No
  • Influenza virus = No
  • Clostridium difficile = No
  • Staphylococcus aureus = No

 

2. Does your trust require diagnostic tests before prescribing:

No it doesn't although we would ideally prefer testing before prescribing if possible

 

3. What plans do your trust have to procure new diagnostic equipment using the additional funding for additional diagnostic equipment and staff capacity?

We are not aware of any additional diagnostic equipment funding but do not have any plans to seek funding.