The TARGET resources were first developed by the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care (ASPIC) collaboration which was established in 2009 and includes: UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA); Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP); Department of
Health (DH); British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC); Care Quality Commission (CQC); British Infection Association (BIA); Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS); National Prescribing Centre (NPC); Infection Prevention Society (IPS);
British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group (BPAIIG); Royal College of Nursing (RCN); Health Protection Scotland (HPS); Public Health Wales; Public Health Agency Northern Ireland; NHS Information Centre; and interested
Health Care Professionals.
The ASPIC collaboration, working closely with primary care, has assessed current guidelines and other materials and, within a series of workshops, agreed the content of the TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit to promote antimicrobial stewardship.
Over time the TARGET group, led by UKHSA, have collaborated with many expert organisations and institutes to develop the evidence based TARGET antibiotics toolkit, these include but are not limited to:
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London
NIHR HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at the University of Oxford
Women’s Health Equality Forum
Scottish UTI Network (SUTIN)
The RISE project