Fosfomycin 3g Sachets – Updated product information

Fosfomycin is a broad spectrum antibiotic, used for the treatment of lower UTIs due to ESBL (extended spectrum beta-lactamase) producing […]

FeverPAIN Clinical Score

Public Health England’s management of infection guideline recommends the use of FeverPAIN score in the assessment of acute sore throats.

The score consist of five items:
Fever in last 24 hours
Attend rapidly under 3 days
Inflamed tonsils
No cough or coyza

Score 0-1 = 13-18% streptococci, use NO antibiotic strategy
Score 2-3 = 34-40% streptococci, use 3 day back-up antibiotic prescription strategy
Score ≥4 = 62-65% streptococci, use immediate antibiotic if severe, or 48 hour short back-up prescription

Free TARGET webinars on antibiotic stewardship

Public Health England (PHE) and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) have worked with primary care colleagues to develop […]

New sepsis toolkit designed to support GPs with sepsis identification and treatment

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), in partnership with Health Education England and NHS England, has today launched a new sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients.

NICE Bites – Sepsis

NICE Bites summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. Sections covered include: assessment and referral, people most vulnerable to sepsis, face to face assessment, treatment and management, antibiotic treatment, intravenous fluids, information and support, information at discharge, training and education.

CCG Briefing on Sacubitril Valsartan (Entresto®) NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance TA388

This briefing is designed to inform CCGs of the implications of NICE TAG 388 Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

MicroGuide Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines App

The North East and Cumbria antibiotic prescribing guideline for primary care is available to download free of charge as an app for your smartphone/ tablet. The app will automatically update when the main guideline is updated.

Antibiotic Audit Toolkits

TARGET audit toolkits and action planning TARGET have developed a series of audits to assess antibiotic prescribing against national guidelines. […]

Antimicrobial Stewardship Self-Assessment Checklist

This tool is a short questionnaire for use by GP practices, developed by TARGET, to assess antibiotic prescribing. It should provide you or your practice with strategies to optimise antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care.