Infection Control

Infection control

Clostridium difficile – patient information

CdiffLeafletCoverClostridium difficile is one of many bacteria that live harmlessly in the human bowel. ‘Good’ bacteria keep it in check. Some antibiotics can ‘kill off’ the good bacteria and occasionally damage the lining of the bowel.

Sometimes there are no symptoms of Clostridium difficile, but often it presents itself as diarrhoea, fever; loss of appetite; nausea and abdominal pains and tenderness.

You may have read about Clostridium difficile or C. difficile in newspapers. It is often called a ‘superbug’. To find out more, read our leaflet.


Cdiff – information for care home staff

Cdiff Information for Care Home Staff (Jan 2015)

Inter-Healthcare Infection Control Transfer Form

LNDS: Food and Fluid Chart

Stool Chart

MRSA – information for care home staff

Guidelines for the Management of MRSA in the Care Home (Aug 2014)