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Antibiotics

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GPs ‘staggered’ by pharmacist antibiotics pilot

A pilot that saw pharmacists work with GP surgeries to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing achieved “staggering” results.

Oxford trial asks pharmacies to refer possible Covid patients

Community pharmacy teams are being asked to signpost patients to PRINCIPLE, an Oxford University trial.

Guarding against antibiotic resistance

Everyone has a part to play in the appropriate use of antibiotics, and pharmacy teams are ideally placed to help.

Antimicrobial Resistance

This CPD module looks at antimicrobial resistance and the pharmacy team's role in tackling this patient safety threat.  

Sore throat service to run in 50% of Welsh pharmacies

A sore throat test-and-treat service will be rolled out across 50 per cent of pharmacies in Wales this winter, Vaughan Gething said.

Boots rolls out cystitis test to nearly 300 UK stores

Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

Antimicrobial stewardship in care homes

New UK-wide research highlights potential areas where pharmacy teams can support both residents and carers in care homes in the appropriate and effective use of antibiotics.

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

Antimicrobial stewardship

This CPD module provides an overview of antimicrobial stewardship and tackling antimicrobial resistance. 

Self care for coughs

Self care methods including taking honey and over-the-counter remedies are appropriate for easing coughs and antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment, says new guidance.

Be clear with public on antibiotics and cough, says NICE

Health professionals should offer clear advice on effective self care measures for acute cough, and explain why antibiotics are not required

Antibiotics over prescribed in nursing homes

Nursing home residents aged 75 and over receive twice as many antibiotics as those of the same age living in their own homes, potentially harming their health.

Paracetamol not antibiotics for sore throat, says NICE

Paracetamol, rather than antibiotics or medicated lozenges should be recommended to alleviate sore throats, says new guidance developed by NICE and Public Health England.

A nation at risk

Antibiotic resistance has been named as one of the most dangerous global crises threatening our modern world.

PHE increases focus on antibiotics

‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ is a new campaign from PHE warning people that taking antibiotics when they are not needed puts them at risk.

Fact or fiction?

When it comes to health reporting, the popular press seems to swing between must-dos and scare stories but the experts can set the record straight.

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Call for greater role for pharmacists in AMS

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists has been launched by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

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