Nationwide hand hygiene is a pressing issue that hospitals can’t afford to ignore – which is why it’s heartening to see MPs raise the issue from time to time in the House of Commons.
That’s exactly what Nigel Mills MP tabled in the House of Commons, after becoming worried about the safeguards in place for hand hygiene and how we can put the public’s mind at rest regarding hygiene in hospitals.
In the UK, healthcare associated infections (HAI) affect 300,000 people a year, and a large portion of this falls down to a dearth of hand hygiene knowledge in hospitals, from patients and doctors alike.
Nigel Mills, however, has a plan.
The Mills debates
Writing for Politics Home, Mills stated, “I am therefore asking the Government and the Department for Health to make sure Care Quality Commission and hospital trusts introduce proper checks on hand washing.
“The incidence of HAIs highlight that current checks are woefully inadequate – as, whilst hospitals are reporting higher levels of compliance, this isn’t supported by the rates of HAIs.
“I would like to see the Government introduce measures to reduce the rate of HAIs and look closely at how data is collected to ensure data on hand hygiene is captured accurately to ensure quality improvements.”
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