Mark Gilchrist is consultant pharmacist for infection at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
There are around 12,000 cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) each year in the UK and during 1999 to 2007, deaths from CDI peaked at around 4,000 per year. This article summarises diagnosis and management, as well as the current therapeutic options for CDI, including faecal microbiota transplant.
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Consultant pharmacists Stephen Tomlin and Mark Gilchrist describe some of the topics to be covered in the “Leading clinical practice” stream at the RPS Annual Conference 2014.