TARGET Antibiotics toolkit
Best practice, Public leaflet, Training
This Toolkit has been developed by the RCGP, PHE and The Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care (ASPIC) in collaboration with professional societies including GPs, pharmacists, microbiologists, clinicians, guidance developers and other stakeholders. The aim for this toolkit is to become a central resource for clinicians and commissioners about safe, effective, appropriate and responsible antibiotic prescribing, and helping to fulfil CPD and revalidation requirements. Aim To provide you with one central resource incorporating a wealth of information about antibiotic prescribing, including Patient information leaflets including flagship Antibiotic Information Leaflet as seen in the media, including BBC Breakfast Resources for clinicians including patient awareness campaigns PHE Antibiotic Management Guidance Training resources to help fulfil CPD and revalidation requirements, including group training presentations and elearning modules Audit toolkits to assess the management of common infections such as sore throat, UTIs and ear infections (coming soon) Self assessment checklist for GPs and Commissioning groups, providing strategies to help optimise antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care External Links to relevant news articles, publications (including the 2013 BJGP issue focussing on antibiotic prescribing) and other useful resources Background The Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care (ASPIC) collaboration was established in 2009 and includes the Public Health England PHE Royal College of General Practitioners RCGP Department of Health DoH British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy BSAC Care Quality Commission CQC British Infection Association BIA National Prescribing Centre NPC Infection Prevention Society IPS and British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group BPAIIG Royal College of Nursing RCN Health Protection Scotland Public Health Wales and Northern Ireland NHS Information Centre interested GPs, pharmacists and microbiologists.