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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.

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.

No antibiotics for acute cough

Honey and over-the-counter guaifenesin or dextromethorphan have some remedies should be a patient’s first evidence of benefit for the relief of cough choice to treat a cough, not antibiotics.

NICE: antibiotics should be restricted for COPD

Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Antibiotic errors

The NPA is reminding members of the best practice around liquid preparations after a toddler was violently ill, following a suspected overdose.

Antibiotics prescribing errors

The NPA has been made aware of a number of serious prescribing errors related to antibiotics. 

Antibiotic scripts fall for first time

Over 2 million fewer antibiotic prescriptions dispensed in England in 2015 than previous year



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