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1. Online Guidance

Mandatory Enhanced HCAI Surveillance Protocol

This is the protocol for the mandatory surveillance of MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and Clostridioides difficile infection, it contains detailed information on the surveillance programmes' case definitions, procedures and field descriptions.

Mandatory Enhanced Surveillance Protocol


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Clostridioides difficile Infection Surveillance Update

To be published soon.

Gram-negative Bacteraemia Infections Updates

This document provides an overview of the updates made to the Gram-negative bacteraemia surveillance reports from October 2017

Gram-negative bacteraemia Updates

Gram-negative Bacteraemia Definition Guidance

This document provides guidance on how Healthcare-associated GNBSI are defined and clarification on the proposed terminology to be used explaining the different categories

NHS Improvement Definition of Healthcare Associated Gram-negative bloodstream Infections

Gram-negative Data Submission Form

The attached Gram-negative data collection form is designed to aid the mandatory reporting of Gram-negative bacteraemias by facilitating data collection on ward rounds. Please note there is a requirement for all information reported via this form to subsequently be entered on the HCAI DCS.

Gram-negative Surveillance Form

User Guides

Case Capture

  Case Capture User Guide

  Case Capture QMLR User Guide

  Case Capture Renal User Guide

  Case Capture PIR Workflow User Guide

  Case Capture Search User Guide

  Unlock Requests User Guide

  Data Upload Wizard User Guide

  Data Upload Wizard Templates and Data Dictionaries

Sign-Off & Sharing

  Case Capture Sharing User Guide

  Sign Off User Guide

Dashboards

  Home Dashboard User Guide

  Summary Dashboard User Guide

  Benchmarking Dashboard User Guide

  Data Completeness Dashboard User Guide

Reports

  Counts & Rates Report User Guide

  Duplicates Report User Guide

  Line Listings Report User Guide

  CEO SignOff Report User Guide

  QMLR Report User Guide

  Monthly Summary Reports User Guide

  Annual Summary Reports User Guide

  Nil Returns Report User Guide

PIR Reports

  PIR Status Finalisation Report User Guide

  PIR Unlock Report User Guide

  PIR Open Stages Report User Guide
  
Data & Algorithims

  Data Dictionary

  Denominators User Guide

  Algorithms Apportioning User Guide

  Algorithms CCG Attribution User Guide

  Algorithms LA Mapping User Guide
  

End User Licence Agreement (EULA)

In order to verify an account on the the HCAI data capture system, all users are required to read and accept the End User Licence Aggreement (EULA)

2. Caldicott Advisory Panel decision letter

PHE Caldicott Advisory Panel regularly reviews surveillance programmes where data is collected without direct patient consent under Regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. In the most recent review of the Mandatory Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Bloodstream Infections and Clostridium difficile Infection the panel make it clear that the legal cover is for all users and organisation contributing to the surveillance not just PHE, previously this was slightly ambiguous. A copy of the Caldicott Advisory Panel decision letter can be downloaded here.
This letter was reviewed in 2019 and is available here
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