PERFORMANCE: The latest performance board papers for Chiltern CCG warn it is “unlikely” its maximum 77 case target for C Difficile for the area will be met.

It says that the main challenge will in trying to reduce the number of cases occurring in patients’ own homes.

It says the NHS Bucks Medicines Management Team and Lead Nurse for Infection Control are reviewing community cases on an individual basis with primary care teams to “identify learning that can be used to reduce cases”.