Urinary tract infection resource suite

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

This section of the TARGET Toolkit has been designed to support the Government’s ambition to halve inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics to help facilitate the NHS Quality Premium targets related to reducing gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSIs) and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in at risk groups.

We have grouped all of the TARGET resources focussing on Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in one place to make it easier for you to find them all.

Version 1.0, November 2021.

Patient facing materials

Treating your infection - URINARY TRACT INFECTION (TYI-UTI) leaflet for women under 65 years 

The TYI-UTI patient Information leaflet has been designed to be used with women who are experiencing urinary symptoms suggesting non complicated UTIs. 

This leaflet supports implementation of recommendations in the NICE guidelines on processes for antimicrobial stewardship and behaviour change for antimicrobial stewardship

TYI-UTI leaflet leaflet (Welsh)

For leaflet translations in various languages, please visit the Leaflets to share with Patients section of the TARGET toolkit.

Treating Your Infection UTI leaflet FOR OLDER ADULTS and those who care for them

The leaflet can be used either to provide information on UTIs to those at risk or care staff may wish to share this leaflet with older adults in their care and/or their relatives. The leaflet may also be used during primary care consultations to facilitate dialogue between a patient and their healthcare professional on specific topics like treatment or safety netting. We would recommend that the leaflet is used as a tool to interact with patients, rather than as a ‘parting gift’. 

TYI-UTI for older adults leaflet (Welsh)

Urinary tract Infection leaflet combined for adults

This leaflet contains information from our TYI-UTI leaflet for women under 65 years and UTI leaflet for older adults in an easily accessible booklet style format with icons and images. This leaflet has been designed for use in the primary care setting, including general practice, community pharmacy and for use by carers and in care homes. It is suitable for consultations to facilitate dialogue between a patient or their carer and their healthcare professional on specific topics related to managing their UTI.

UTI leaflet combined for adults (Welsh)

For a fully referenced version of the UTI leaflet combined for adults, please email: TARGETAntibiotics@phe.gov.uk

Diagnostic tools

A series of quick reference tools to inform diagnosis and management of UTIs and understanding of results using: 

  • Symptoms and signs
  • Point of Care tests
  • The microbiology lab for culture and susceptibility 
Resources include: 

Training resources

Other UTI resources

  • I-Hydrate: Staff in two care homes in London and researchers from the University of West London have created a free, downloadable resource park to share best practice to ensure care home residents are properly hydrated. 
  • Out of hospital management of UTIs in elderly patients - Health Education England: Surveillance shows that previous urinary tract (bladder) infections, urinary catheterisation, hospitalisation, being prescribed antibiotics in the previous month and old age are key risk factors for these infections in the out of hospital setting. This short film aims to support health and care workers looking after older adults with suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs) and introduces resources that can be used to diagnose, manage and prevent UTIs in the out of hospital setting. The short film was published on 20 February 2019.