Learning resources for prescribers

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Description

TARGET logo, showing some pills and the words TARGET, keep antibiotics working

The following free resources for prescribers’ personal learning aim to provide up to date information and an evidence base to support optimal antibiotic prescribing. They will also help you to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and revalidation requirements. For resources to help train others, visit the TARGET Tools to Train Prescribers.

Version 1.0, November 2021.

Webinars

Management of urinary tract infections

RCGP/UKHSA TARGET webinar: Applying diagnostic and prescribing guidance of urinary tract infections in practice



Management of respiratory tract infections

RCGP/UKHSA TARGET webinar: Improving antibiotic management of respiratory tract infections

Acne and COPD exacerbation

RCGP/UKHSA TARGET webinar: Acne and COPD exacerbation - patients on long term/repeated antibiotics

Audits as an antimicrobial stewardship tool

RCGP/UKHSA TARGET webinar: Audits as an antimicrobial stewardship tool

Skin infections: Incorporating NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidelines

This webinar summarises the latest research and guidance on impetigo, leg ulcer, and cellulitis whilst using clinical scenarios to improve prescribers' confidence and ability to identify and mange common skin infections in primary care.

RCGP/UKHSA TARGET webinar: Skin infections - Incorporating NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidelines

The Skin Infection Webinar Q&A document covers questions and answers given during the live webinar.

Overcoming Difficulties Discussing Antibiotics Webinars

See the Overcoming Difficulties Discussing Antibiotics website section for information on the topics covered in these webinars.

"Do I need antibiotics?" - discussing antibiotic use with patients

Back-up/delayed antibiotic prescriptions: why and how to use them in primary care settings

TARGET Remote Prescribing Webinars

  • Part 1 - Common infections in extraordinary times: decision points for remote management

This presentation looks into the remote consultation during COVID-19 and aims to helps prescribers identify key decision points for remote management of common infections e.g. ears nose and throat (ENT), urinary, cough, COVID-19, insect bites (November 2020). Dr Tessa Lewis discusses key decision points for the remote management of common infections and who is most likely to benefit.



  • Part 2 - Using national antibiotic resources to help improve antibiotic prescribing

Professor Cliodna McNulty discusses how and why antibiotics are used and the link between antibiotic use and resistance in patients.

TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 2 (PDF)

TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 2 (PPTX)


TARGET Antibiotic Webinar Series

This series of 7 TARGET Antibiotics webinars, available as un-facilitated learning courses, highlights simple key actions to help improve your antibiotic prescribing whilst improving the patient experience and their self-care, therefore freeing up your time.

eLearning

TARGET UTI rapid update quiz

Take part in the UTI rapid update quiz to help identify NICE recommendations for current practice (June 2020).The quiz is for prescribers and health professionals managing people with suspected UTI.

TARGET Antibiotics Prescribing in Primary Care e-Learning

Our free online course, TARGET Antibiotics - Prescribing in Primary Care.

RCGP e-learning modules

These eLearning modules are free for members to access:

Podcasts

RCGP Podcast: Antimicrobial Resistance

RCGP TARGET Antibiotics Project Clinical Champion Dr Graham Duce talks to Professor Cliodna McNulty, TARGET Clinical Lead at Public Health England, about antimicrobial resistance and why it presents a risk to public health.


Antibiotics and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

RCGP TARGET Antibiotics Project Clinical Champion Dr Graham Duce talks to Professor Cliodna McNulty, TARGET Clinical Lead at Public Health England, about self care measures and using antibiotics to treat recurrent urinary tract infections.


Antibiotics and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

RCGP TARGET Antibiotics Project Clinical Champion Dr Graham Duce talks to Professor Cliodna McNulty, TARGET Clinical Lead at Public Health England about using antibiotics to treat upper respiratory infections, including evidence based clinical scoring tools and information available for patients. 

Other useful training not produced by TARGET

STAR: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance: Developed by Cardiff University, this eModule  focuses on antibiotic resistance (and its link with practice prescribing) and practical techniques for improving consultations for common infections.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance, developed by BSAC and the University of Dundee. Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course.

Health Education England

Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance developed to support all health and social care staff understands the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance and ways they can help to tackle it.

NICE/BMJ learning

NICE has developed a series of FREE open access online education tools in collaboration with BMJ Learning. The Toolkit also supports the recommendations made in the NICE Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use guidelines, published August 2015. It also supports the Antimicrobial stewardship NICE quality standard, published April 2016.

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Feverish illness in young children: a guide for paediatric practitioners

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