Minimising Clostridioides difficile and Gram-negative Bloodstream Infections

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The NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 includes quality requirements for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to minimise rates of both Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) and of Gram-negative bloodstream infections to threshold levels set by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The thresholds for each trust, together with the methodology used to identify these, are set out in this document.