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Surgery: Disease Control

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical procedures were carried out by NHS hospitals in each year since 2000; and how many of these were followed by an episode of (a) MRSA, (b) clostridium difficile and (c) norovirus. (195572)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical procedures were carried out in GP surgeries or other non-hospital patient centres since 2000; and how many resulted in episodes of (a) MRSA, (b) clostridium difficile and (c) norovirus. (195832)

Data on the number and outcome of surgical procedures carried out in general practitioners surgeries or other non-hospital settings are not available.