Community pharmacy counselling checklist

This Antibiotic Counselling sheet is a supporting tool to the Antibiotic Checklist, which can help inform the information provided to patients, including how to take antibiotics, their common side effects, and interactions. The resource was developed in collaboration with Public Health Wales and is suitable to be used by healthcare professionals across England and Wales. This counselling sheet underwent consultation with the All-Wales Antimicrobial Guidance Group (AWAGG).

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: In January 2024, the MHRA published a Drug Safety Update on fluoroquinolone antibiotics. These must now only be prescribed when other commonly recommended antibiotics are inappropriate. The Community pharmacy counselling checklist is currently being reviewed to align with these updates and other changes to guidance in practice, in the meantime please view MHRA guidance for more information.

For more information on How Community Pharmacies Can Keep Antibiotics Working, visit Health Education England’s AMR Hub and complete the e-module on Antimicrobial Stewardship for Community Pharmacy.

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