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Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of healthcare-associated infections of the development of patient-centred technologies; and if he will make a statement. (269269)

The Department has not undertaken any work on the effect of patient-provided products in preventing healthcare associated infections and is not aware of any evidence that these products offer advantages over materials supplied to patients by the national health service.