New programme for antibiotic prescribing in hospitals

SAPG is pleased to announce the launch of the Hospital Antibiotic Review Programme (HARP).

HARP aims to support the national antimicrobial stewardship agenda and the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance by focusing and improving practice relating to two key areas of antibiotic prescribing practice in hospitals, the day 3 review of IV antibiotics and the documentation of duration of treatment of oral antibiotic therapy. 

The programme is the result of a collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and supported by a multidisciplinary reference group with clinical and educational representation. It contains practical tools and ideas for quality improvement underpinned by educational resources. The facilitated learning sessions are designed for delivery to small teams of clinical staff. 

Further information about HARP is available on the NES website.

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