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Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many MRSA cases were reported by each acute trust in each year since 1997. [129687]

Lead researcherProject titleProject end date
Professor Michael R.W. Brown. Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. University of BathDormancy, resistance to antimicrobials and environmental survival.March 2006
Dr. Mark H. Wilcox, Department of Microbiology. Leeds UniversityWhat is the size and nature of the current need for single room isolation in hospital and how does success or failure to isolate patients affect the control of MRSA?May 2005
Dr. Alasdair MacGowan, Department of Medical Microbiology, Southmead HospitalThe development and evaluation of a population-based surveillance programme for antimicrobial resistance.June 2006
Dr. Lucinda M.C. Hall. Department of Microbiology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryMechanisms involved in the maintenance of antibiotic resistance.September 2006
Professor Robert J. Pratt, Richard Wells Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley UniversityCollaborative research to reduce the incidence of hospital ward-acquired MRSA colonisation/infection using statistical process control (SPC) feedback and structured diagnosis.February 2006
Dr. Stephanie Dancer, Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental HealthEnvironmental organisms from hospital wards with differing antibiotic exposure.December 2003
Professor Ian Chopra, Department of Microbiology, University of LeedsEmergence of resistance to linezolid in Staphylococcus aureus and evaluation of combination therapies to suppress resistance.April 2006
Dr. Jennifer A. Roberts, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineFaster testing for MRSA: models to estimate the cost-effectiveness of faster testing of cases admitted for hip and knee replacement.November 2004
Dr. Cliodna A.M. McNulty, PHLS Primary Care Unit. Gloucester Royal HospitalHousehold face-to-face survey of home held antibiotics and awareness of good antibiotic use.September 2004
Dr. David M. Livermore, ARMRL. Central Public Health LaboratoryDoes hypermutability underlie the rapid clinical emergence of resistant mutant types that are vanishingly rare in vitro?May 2006
Dr. Andrew C. Hayward, UCL Centre for Infectious Disease EpidemiologyAntimicrobial resistance and prescribing (AmRAP): sentinel surveillance using spotter practices—a feasibility study.March 2005
Dr. Andrew C. Hayward, UCL Centre for Infectious Disease EpidemiologyRoutine national surveillance of antibiotic prescribing for common infections using the GPRD and PACT data.June 2005
Dr. Anthony J. Howard, Department of Medical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory. University Hospital of WalesDevelopment of cost-effective surveillance for hospital antibiotic resistance and factors that contribute to its occurrence.March 2006