Reducing Gram-negative bloodstream infections — surveillance

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Good systems and processes for data collection and analysis in a system. Aimed to promote system management and analysis of data.

Action: consider the data collection process

Consider a process of data collection, including the roles and responsibilities.

Example job description - Band 6 surveillance practitioner DOCX, 206.6 KB

Job description for a Band 6 surveillance practitioner for a system (provided by East Kent CCGs).

MoU between East Kent CCGs and local providers re: data collection DOCX, 751.6 KB

Memorandum of understanding between East Kent CCGs and local providers to agree the role and functions for data collection (provided by East Kent CCGs, East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust).


Action: collect data

Collect a baseline data set for E. coli bloodstream infections for all cases and submit the data onto the DCS.


Action: review data

Consider baseline data collected above.


Action: use data

Use the data to plan improvement and monitor the effect of interventions.



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