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Catheters: Urinary Tract Infections

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3584, tabled on 1 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring Integrated Care Systems to record the number of catheter associated urinary tract infections acquired by patients while in (1) hospital, and (2) community care facilities.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The UK Health Security Agency undertakes surveillance of bloodstream infections in hospital and community care facilities. This includes information on the infection source through National Health Service acute trusts, which will be part of integrated care systems, reporting infection cases. If a urinary source is identified, further information is requested around urinary catheterisation.