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CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 704: tabled on 22 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that reported levels of the hospital-acquired infection clostridium difficile were seven times higher than methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in 2005, and in 2004 was responsible for at least four times as many deaths; notes that at the same time there is inadequate recording of cases of clostridium difficile, as only cases amongst those aged 65 years and over require mandatory surveillance; further notes the inadequate reporting of clostridium difficile as a contributory factor on a death certificate; highlights the growing concern over increased numbers of cases and the distress the infection causes to the patient and their loved ones; acknowledges the recent publication of a professional letter by the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Pharmacist Officer and the Chief Executive of the NHS and its recommendations for the controlling of clostridium difficile and urges their full and effective implementation; emphasises the importance of basic hygiene in tackling clostridium difficile and in particular the use of soap and water for hand washing, the need for early diagnosis and the adequate isolation of infected patients; and calls for better information and education for health care professionals, patients and their family and friends regarding clostridium difficile and its treatment and for the general profile of clostridium difficile to be raised.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Twickenham
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Islington North
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Burton
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Lichfield
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2007
Dundee East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2007
Tamworth
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 June 2007
South Down
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Guildford
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bridgend
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Westbury
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Hyndburn
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2007
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Welwyn Hatfield
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Castle Point
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2007
Tonbridge and Malling
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2007
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2007
Caernarfon
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2007
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Congleton
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.