Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

UK-IPO:  The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) has published - ', an Enforcement Roadmap' – which offers guidance to the Chinese Intellectual Property protection & enforcement system.

Aimed at businesses currently or intending to operate in , the guide offers practical & effective help on how to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, using the current Chinese system.
Press release ~ UK-IPO ~ 'China, an Enforcement Roadmap' ~ UK Trade & Investment: International Business, Exporting from the UK, Investing in the UK ~ Patent Office sites around the world ~ Patent Laws Around the World

DH:  A new web based system to enhance monitoring of Clostridium difficile (C difficile) is being introduced this month, with the intention of enabling trusts and PCTs to monitor progress on local C. difficile targets and to identify & focus on 'infection hotspots' in the future.

Accurate surveillance is essential in any strategy to reduce infections and the new system, modelled on the MRSA data collection system, is intended to provide an improved national picture on the incidence of C. difficile associated diarrhoea by collecting data on nearly all cases, rather than just those aged over 65.
Press release ~ Changes to the mandatory healthcare associated infection surveillance system for Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea from April 2007 ~ NHS operating framework for 2007/08 ~ MRSA data collection system ~ Review of Central Returns (ROCR) ~ Healthcare Associated infections ~ NHS Infection Control Training Programme ~ HPA:  Mandatory Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Report, 2006 ~ Investigation into outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust ~ Cleanyourhands ~ RCN:  Good practice in infection prevention and control Guidance for nursing staff

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