Tag Archives: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Guideline on Sepsis Recognition, Diagnosis and Early Management (NICE / BBC News / RCEM)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published “Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management – guidance” (NG51). This presents recommendations on the identification and assessment people with suspected sepsis; risk factors and risk stratification; and the … Continue reading

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Statistics on Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community Between 2005 and 2015 (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary A Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) statistical summary of the prescriptions dispensed by community pharmacists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors in England indicates significant trends between 2005 and 2015. Prescriptions for antidepressants (costing the NHS £780,000 per … Continue reading

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day (PHE / BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

Summary European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2014 is planned for November 18th 2014. Public Health England (PHE) is attempting to encourage restraint in the overprescribing and overuse of antibiotics. There is a potential public health crisis as existing antimicrobials become … Continue reading

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NICE Quality Standard QS61: Infection Prevention and Control (NICE)

Summary Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published the quality standard “Infection prevention and control (QS61)”, which covers the prevention and control of infection in people receiving healthcare, whether in primary, community or secondary care … Continue reading

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