Protocol for National Enhanced Surveillance of Bacteraemia

Publication Date: 16 January 2020

​​This document outlines the method for each of the enhanced surveillance systems. 

This surveillance collects information by local case reviews. These help identify the origin, primary source and risk factors. This helps plan local and national quality improvement. 

The enhanced surveillance systems currently included are: 

  • Escherichia coli bacteraemia (ECB)
  • Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)
  • Klebsiella species bacteraemia (KSB)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia (PAB)

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance


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