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The RCGP's Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections online course enables you to improve the care you provide to patients presenting with acute ear pain, acute sore throat, sinusitis and acute cough. It explains why it is crucial to evaluate your everyday prescribing decisions and gives examples of methods you can use to do this, as an individual and within a practice, and encourages you to identify barriers to change.

It also reviews the clinical knowledge, communication skills and tools needed to assess and treat patients most effectively.

This online course has been developed through a partnership between the RCGP and the Public Health England's Primary Care Unit. It was funded by an educational grant from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals in the UK.


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Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: November 2011

Updated and revised: September 2014