Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said hospitals will be required to report two additional infections – Meticillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) and E coli – from next year.
MRSA and C difficle infections are currently reported weekly online.
Mr Lansley said informed patients would drive up standards in the NHS by choosing the best providers.
He said: ‘We will extend our system of mandatory reporting in the New Year to include MSSA from January 2011, with others like E coli to follow in line with expert advice.'
Mr Lansley added: ‘We have seen the impact that mandatory surveillance can have, with lower MRSA and C difficile rates. By extending that surveillance and making it available to patients in a timely and transparent manner, we aim to successfully drive down other infections.'
Voluntary reporting by hospitals showed a 37% rise in E coli bacteraemia reports since 2005.
The number of MRSA cases has declined since 2004/05, but MSSA increased between 2000-09.