Welcome to the Medicines Optimisation website

This website is maintained by North of England Commissioning Support Medicines Optimisation Team and contains medicines information guidelines and resources to support safe, effective and good value medicines use in primary care in North East and Cumbria CCGs.

Antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population (Joint NICE and Public Health England guideline)

This new guideline aims to make people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse in order to reduce antimicrobial resistance. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection.

Recommendations made by NG63 cover the following areas:

overarching principles
local system-wide approaches to reducing inappropriate antimicrobial demand and use
local system-wide approaches to preventing and limiting the spread of infection
childcare and education providers
prescribers, primary care, and community pharmacy teams.