Education

SAPG has worked with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop training materials on antimicrobial stewardship for both undergraduate and postgraduate professionals.

We also provide ongoing support for the delivery of education on antimicrobial stewardship across all health and care settings.

Resources are available to meet the learning needs of staff in delivering patient care and to support continuing professional development.

The Antimicrobial Companion App 

The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme

The ScRAP Programme is an educational toolkit to help prescribers in primary care reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.

View the ScRAP Programme 

Antimicrobial stewardship workbook

An interactive workbook for nurses and midwives to support learning around antimicrobial stewardship.

Download the workbook 

Antimicrobial stewardship patient safety education scenario

This scenario highlights how the antimicrobial stewardship workbook can support improvements in patient safety.

View the educational scenario  

You can also find both documents at the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) website

Antimicrobials in clinical practice

This resource is designed for local trainers to support practitioners who are involved in the prescribing, monitoring and administration of antibiotics in their early stages of clinical practice. It will also be of value to those returning to practice to refresh their knowledge of contemporary approaches to antimicrobial therapy in Scotland.

View the resource

Antibiotic prescribing for today's practitioner

This is a selection of e-learning vignettes, based on a wide range of different infections, presenting in a variety of settings. Each short resource takes about 20-40 minutes to complete.

View the resources

Further resources on healthcare associated infections (HAI) are available on the HAI pages of the NES website

Further resources for pharmacists are available on the NES pharmacy web pages


Antimicrobial stewardship: managing antibiotic resistance

A free six week online course from the University of Dundee and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Hosted on the FutureLearn platform. 

Find out more about the course