§ Ms Rosie Winterton
In 2000, the Department of Health issued advice on the management and control of hospital infection (Health Service Circular 2000/02). All national health service trusts, including ambulance trusts were required to take action tostrengthen prevention and control of infection;secure appropriate health care services for patients with infection; andimprove surveillance of infection.
Measures taken on infection control are a matter for individual trusts. Each trust will have an infection control policy which should comply with current best practice and have access to local advice.