The North West Medicines Information Centre have published a very useful synopsis of recent NICE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections. NICE Bites 107 summarises NICE NG 84: Acute Sore throat and NICE NG 91: Acute Otitis Media. Both aim to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance, emphasising the low risk of complications and Continue Reading »
An updated version of the antimicrobial prescribing guideline for primary care in the North East & Cumbria is now available: Version 4 incorporates changes made to the Public Health England document: Management and treatment of common infections – Antibiotic guidance for primary care as well as recent guidance from NICE on management of self-limiting respiratory tract & ear infections.
The team responsible for the RCGP TARGET Antibiotic Toolkit have just published the second in their new series of quarterly newsletters. The March 2018 edition of the RCGP TARGET Toolkit Newsletter includes draft UTI diagnosis flowcharts amd information about a new Treating Your Infection UTI leaflet for older adults and those who care for them due to published very soon.
NICE Guideline 79 strongly reminds us that antibiotics are very rarely needed for acute sinusitis – with a clear statement that antibiotics SHOULD NOT be offered at all in the first 10 days unless a person is systemically very unwell or at high risk of complications. A back-up prescription for antibiotics to be collected if symptoms worsen rapidly or Continue Reading »
13-19 November 2007 is WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK And Saturday 18th November 2017 is EUROPEAN ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS DAY Only five days left to: download the ECDC EAAD Primary Care Resources contribute to the ECDC EAAD Social Media Campaign retweet something from #keepantibioticsworking learn about Superbugs from a Superbug & share the “Diary of a Staph“ sign up for Continue Reading »