The Justice Minister, Maria Eagle, has spoken at an NHS Confederation event held on 30 September 2008 about the potential impact of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (the Act) on the NHS. After explaining the general principles of the Act, Maria Eagle suggested that there could be potential prosecutions under the Act where an MRSA-related death was caused as a result of gross management failure on the part of an NHS body. Maria Eagle referred to the fact that juries are likely to consider the extent to which the senior management of an NHS body has heeded warnings about the risk of MRSA infection and what immediate and long-term preventative measures they have put in place to mitigate that risk.