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.

Optimise Rx support information

Optimise Rx is a prescribing support software tool installed in a number of practices across the North East and Yorkshire & Humber . In this section we have included links to information and resources to support practices with this.

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.

Antibiotics E-learning Resources

NECS eLearning: antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship in primary care This programme has been developed by the NECS Medicines Optimisation […]

Antibiotic Guardian Campaign

Public Health England (PHE) established the Antibiotic Guardian campaign to help protect antibiotics and improve knowledge about antibiotic resistance. This campaign supports the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018, which sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The campaign, which takes a One Health approach, calls on everyone in the UK (the public, animal and human healthcare communities) to become Antibiotic Guardians by choosing one simple pledge about how they will make better use of these vital medicines.

UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018

This strategy aims to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance by focusing activities around 3 strategic aims:

1. Improve the knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance
2. Conserve and steward the effectiveness of existing treatments
3. Stimulate the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics and novel therapies