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Jules and Steve Owen complete the London Marathon
for MRSA Action UK
13 April 2014

Steve Owen and his wife Jules have completed 602 race miles and raised over £4,000 for MRSA Action UK. And their latest achievement was completing the 2014 London Marathon, the jewel in the crown for runners all over the world. Quite a lot of us were watching on TV and tracking their progress online too.





Steve completed the course in 04:38:31, and Jules achieved her personal best in 04:00:53, they were over the moon when the finished as you can see from their photos after the event.

Jules and Steve are great ambassadors for the charity and our congratulations to them both for their magnificent achievement. They are inspirational and have another nine races lined up for this year. Our congratulations to all those who took part in the London Marathon raising funds for their chosen charities.

Thank you Jules and Steve!

To support them leave a message on their Just Giving page visit http://www.justgiving.com/JulesnSteve
or text MRSA66 to 70070 and the amount to donate These are their venues for the rest of 2014:

Milton Keynes Marathon 5th May 2014
Manchester 10K 18th May 2014
Westminster Mile in London on the 24th May 2014
Whipsnade Zoo 10K 8th June 2014
Great British 10K in London on the 13th July 2014
Race the Train in Wales on the 16th August 2014
Great North Run in Newcastle on the 7th September 2014
Chelmsford Marathon on the 19th October 2014
Great South Run in Portsmouth on 26th October 2014

Go to their dedicated webpage to read more about their fundraising activities
Jules and Steve complete back to back runs and are all set for the London Marathon

Jules and Steve have been training and continuously improving their personal bests which will stood them in good stead for the London Marathon on the 13th April.

On Sunday 6th April they set off at 9:20am and both finished the Brighton Marathon in 4:23. With the London Marathon just a week away this was a fantastic run for them both, Paula Radcliffe was at the start and finish of the race and Jules and Steve are pictured here on the beach after the race displaying their well earned medals.

They completed the Brooklands Half Marathon in Surrey on the 30th March and smashed their personal best times, 1:47 for Jules and 1:44 for Steve.



Healthcare associated infections service users research forum (SURF)
May 8th 2014


There will be a SURF workshop in London on 8th May, giving real opportunities to influence research into healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) and develop interventions to combat HCAIs. You can find out more about SURF on their website.
Trent Infection Prevention Society
The Darling Bugs of May
Annual one day conference in Nottingham on 13th May 2014


MRSA Action UK has accepted a speaker invitation to attend to give the patient experience
GovToday
Reducing HCAIs conference
The Mermaid Centre London
24th June 2014


The conference will be hosting a filmed panel debate on the whole cost of hand hygiene in the NHS. The event will take place at The Mermaid Conference Centre, London.

The financial and human cost of healthcare associated infections in general has been widely debated, but despite initiatives at the national and global levels to promote hand hygiene, this specific topic has attracted relatively little attention. Constrained investment in innovative technologies for hand hygiene is attributed to a lack of quantifiable evidence of the benefits and, in the absence of a continuing campaign for better hand hygiene in our hospitals, an impasse has been reached. As a group dedicated to preserving the legacy of past campaigns, the Hand Hygiene Alliance has been invited to be involved in this debate which will be available to view on GovToday's web portal http://www.hscreformseries.co.uk.
Luton and Dunstable Infection Control Study Day 27th June 2014

Derek Butler has been invited to talk and share views of MRSA from a patient's perspective to Infection Control Link Staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. The Infection Control Link Staff comprise of nurses and other allied health professionals.
Wirral Community Trust Infection Prevention and Control Service
5th Infection Prevention and Control Study Day
Friday 26th September 2014
Birkenhead


MRSA Action UK has accepted a speaker invitation to attend to give the patient experience

MRSA Action UK has joined JustGiving
If you think you can help then please get in touch to talk about getting involved, you may like to help with fundraising and raising awareness. You can do this by donating through Just Giving securely or by creating your own fundraising page or a page in memory of someone. 

Just ten pounds could help to support people affected by MRSA or other infections by helping with advice and understanding from others who have been affected.  It could also help to provide patient information leaflets, posters to raise awareness on how to prevent infections, leaflets and training materials for seminars, workshops and education events.

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If you or someone you care about has been affected by a healthcare infection and you wish to discuss this with us, please contact us at info@mrsaactionuk.net