Optimising antibiotic use

We have developed a range of interventions to support reduction of unnecessary use of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections and improve management of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

  

CRP testing in primary care settings

Executive Summary Evaluation of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in primary care settings to support reduction of antibiotic prescribing for self-limiting respiratory infections.

Executive summary evaluation of CRP testing in primary care

  

ScRAP educational toolkit 

Launched in October 2013, the Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) is an educational toolkit to help prescribers to reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.

The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme

 

Setting up Vision defaults 

This guidance provides instructions on how to set up defaults within the Vision prescribing system to ensure antibiotic prescriptions comply with local guidelines

How to set up Vision defaults

 

Community Pharmacy

A leaflet for community pharmacists to provide written advice for patients seeking advice on common respiratory infections has been produced. Supplies of printed leaflets are available on request from his.sapg@nhs.scot

Self care leaflet for Community Pharmacy