Seven foundation trusts have been required by regulator Monitor to explain how they plan to improve their infection control performance.

The regulator's report said that although overall MRSA rates continue to fall in the sector, 24 out of 83 trusts are in breach of their full-year MRSA target, with another 11 reporting that they are at risk of breaching the target.

For more information, download the report in the resources box, bottom right.