This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the sets of statistics referred to in this report as mandatory surveillance of healthcareassociated infections (HCAI) statistics, produced by Public Health England (PHE) and reported in:

• MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: quarterly epidemiological commentary (Quarterly commentary)

• MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: annual epidemiological commentary (Annual commentary) • Clostridium difficile infection: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• Clostridium difficile infection: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• Clostridium difficile infection: annual data • MRSA bacteraemia: monthly data by post infection review assignment

• MRSA bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• MRSA bacteraemia: annual data

• MSSA bacteraemia: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• MSSA bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• MSSA bacteraemia: annual data

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: annual data

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.


Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics

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