PERFORMANCE: Breaching the yearly target for clostridium difficile cases has led to a red rating for Hertfordshire Community Trust.

The trust – which is in the foundation trust pipestream - has had 17 cases by the last board meeting, against a target of 15. Following a root cause analysis of the latest case, senior sisters have been asked to ensure that policies around testing and assessment for c diff are followed and that infection control training is carried out.