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

Executive summary evaluation of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in primary care settings to support the reduction of antibiotic prescribing for self-limiting respiratory infections. (July 2016)


 C-reactive Protein (CRP)


Quality indicator on antibiotic use

In 2013 a new quality indicator on total use of antibiotics was introduced to support improvement of antibiotic prescribing in primary care.


Quality indicator


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