Removal of Clostridium difficile spores from laundry.

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Richard Taylor

In response to a Parliamentary written question asked by Jenny Tonge on the 4th of March 2009 Health Minister Mr Darzi stated that:

"The department has commissioned additional research on the removal of Clostridium difficile spores from laundry. The results of this research will, if necessary, shape aspects of the guidance." (1)

In light of this answer could you please release:

i / details of who has been awarded the contract / research grant to carry out this research.
ii/ the research protocol to be followed, along with details of any research proposals rejected.

I would also like to know if the research was commissioned following an open call for proposals or similar process, and if not, why not.


Many thanks,


Richard Taylor


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