MRSA Action UK

MRSA Action UK is a registered charity providing support and information for anyone affected or wanting to know about MRSA or other healthcare related infections.

The information on this website has been produced to help you understand MRSA and other healthcare associated infections. It is designed to answer some of the questions patients, the public and those who come into contact with people who are vulnerable to illness from healthcare associated infections often ask. It also discusses the diagnosis and treatment of MRSA.

The information is designed to help inform partners, friends, families and carers, and anyone who is concerned about how MRSA affects people and what can be done to treat it.

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Our information is from trusted sources and is regularly reviewed by healthcare professionals. We meet the requirements of the accreditation given by the Department of Health for good quality health and social care information. All pages that have been through the quality check carry the Information Standard logo. The information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient or site visitor and their physician, if you are concerned about your condition you should always seek medical advice.

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About us

  • Derek Butler


    Derek Butler is the elected Chair of the MRSA Action UK Board. The Board of Trustees are all volunteers who have been affected by healthcare associated infections like MRSA. Derek has shared his personal experience and given case studies in presentations at many Infection Prevention training events and has taken part in TV and radio interviews about MRSA and antimicrobial resistance. Derek has been the Chair of MRSA Action UK since 2007. Any media or press enquiries should be directed to Derek who can be contacted on 07762 741114. More about us....

  •  Emeritus Professor of Microbiology Hugh Pennington


    Professor Hugh Pennington is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Aberdeen University, and is proud to be our president. Hugh is the patients' champion, speaking on the techniques that all healthcare providers should aspire to in the quest to make avoidable infections a never event, and has been our president since 2007.

  • Edwina Currie


    Edwina Currie is involved in a number of non-partisan patient organisations and became our patron in 2007. Edwina has campaigned on cleaner hospitals with the Patients Association and has represented our charity at many high profile conferences, events and training days.

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