MRSA Action UK is a registered charity that supports people who have been affected by healthcare infections. We provide advice and information to people who enquire on the best way to prepare and reduce the risks of contracting an infection.
We provide a patient voice to those who influence and regulate the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.
We work in partnership with healthcare providers, both in the public and private sector in the United Kingdom. We are an independent organisation and advise and work with government, the public, patients and other professions to promote awareness of healthcare infections and how to prevent them.
The Charity was established in 2005 by people who had been brought together through being affected by healthcare infections. We are a voluntary organisation with a constitution and are run by a Board of Trustees who are elected annually.
An NHS where patients can receive the highest quality care equivalent to that of other healthcare systems where the prevention of healthcare infections is considered paramount in patient care.
To sustain those affected by healthcare infections by providing an advocacy and support service.
To respond to government consultation papers to reflect patients and carers' views on the prevention of healthcare associated infections.
To play a leading role in the promotion of high quality patient care and to act as an independent watchdog for better regulation of safe healthcare.
MRSA Action UK welcomes the news that the Prime Minister has listened to the Chief Medical Officer in her warning of last March, in respect to the significant risks of antibiotic resistance.
MRSA Action UK are delighted that the prize fund will go towards challenging antimicrobial resistance. The hard work now really begins.
How the Longitude Prize Challenge can help preserve the cornerstone of modern medical care - antibiotics
The development of antibiotics has been vital to our survival, yet the rise of antimicrobial resistance is threatening to make them ineffective in the future.
MRSA Action UK believe there should be an International Convention for the Protection of Antibiotics.
This week the World Health Organisation has clearly stated that our over use of one of the most important drugs ever discovered will threaten modern healthcare as never before.