Fewer than half of NHS trusts have a ringfenced budged for infection control, and nearly half of respondents said staff are not adequately trained in infection control, according to a survey carried out by the Patients Association.

The survey, which polled directors of nursing, infection control nurses, and microbiologists, also revealed that 93 per cent of respondents said they had to spend clinical time reassuring patients worried about catching healthcare-associated infections.

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Fewer than half of NHS trusts have a ringfenced budged for infection control, and nearly half of respondents said staff are not adequately trained in infection control, according to a survey carried out by the Patients Association.

The survey, which polled directors of nursing, infection control nurses, and microbiologists, also revealed that 93 per cent of respondents said they had to spend clinical time reassuring patients worried about catching healthcare-associated infections.

Download the report here