Antibiotic Audit Toolkits

TARGET audit toolkits and action planning

TARGET have developed a series of audits to assess antibiotic prescribing against national guidelines.  For more information go to the TARGET website, or click on the links below to download audit templates.

Sore Throat Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for sore throat symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Urinary Tract Infection Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate the diagnosis of uncomplicated urinary tract infections using urine dipsticks and/or urine cultures and to assess antibiotic prescribing using Public Health England guidance on the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of UTIs.

Otitis Media Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for otitis media symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute Otitis Externa Audit: Use this audit to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute otitis externa symptoms against Public Health England (PHE) Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care.

Acute Cough Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute cough symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute Rhinosinusitis Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute rhinosinusitis symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group Primary Care Audits

The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group have developed a range of interventions to support the reduction of unnecessary use of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections.  These resources are available on the SAPG website.