PERFORMANCE: The west London primary care trust, NHS Ealing, has doubled its MRSA target and quadrupled its C difficile target for the year.

The commisioning body said it had seen 54 C Diff cases as of August against a target of 27, and 12 MRSA cases against a target of three.

The breaches were reported in its local provider trusts.

Hillingdon and Hounslow PCTs had also breached HCAI targets but not as dramatically.