The new NHS and social care regulator will have stronger powers to help tackle hospital super bugs.


The Care Quality Commission will have a key role in tackling and preventing Healthcare Associated Infections the Department of Health has announced.
It will have the power to carry out annual infection control inspections, increase the frequency of checks for hospitals with high rates of HCAIs, and take rapid action to close down wards if necessary, making sure that they are thoroughly cleaned before they can be reopened for patients.
They will also be able to issue early warning notices in order to ensure Trusts take swift action when issues arise.
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