Antibiotic resistance is now a major threat to public health. With 80% of the UK’s antibiotics currently prescribed in primary care, GPs are in a position to be able to significantly influence the future viability of antibiotics.
This course will assist you in identifying the need for optimised antibiotic prescribing, as well as equipping you with tools for improving your antibiotic prescribing. Evidence showing the link between prescribing and resistance rates in GP patients is explored and useful resources to use in your surgery are included.
Time to complete this course: 1 hour
Date of publication: November 2014