The role of modern matrons in infection control
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The role of modern matrons in infection control

Dawn Hill Nurse consultant infection control, Research and development, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol
Jane Hadfield Assistant director for education, Research and development, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol

This article discusses the effect of the role of the modern matron on healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and hospital cleanliness. The way the modern matron’s role is developing is examined in relation to HCAI in a large acute NHS trust. As set out in Implementing the NHS Plan: Modern Matrons (Department of Health (DH) 2001), the role of modern matron includes a responsibility to lead clinical teams in the prevention of HCAI.

Nursing Standard. 19, 23, 42-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.02.19.23.42.c3806

Correspondence

jane.hadfield@nbt.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review