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Antibiotics

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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.

“High prophylactic use of antibiotics” in care homes, Boots finds

A study commissioned by Boots UK has found “high prophylactic use of antibiotics” in UK care facilities prompting calls to offer staff better training

Conference call: Antibiotic resistance strategy

Professor Dame Sally Davies pulled no punches in her keynote address on the UK’s antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy

UKCPA: Initiatives to tackle penicillin allergy

Researchers in the NHS are looking at allergies, in particular penicillin allergy, says pharmacist Yogini Jani

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

Sore throats

Sore throats are often caused by a viral infection, meaning antibiotics won't help. Watch this short video, sponsored by Difflam, to find out how you can advise customers and recommend OTC treatments.

UKCPA: GPs must optimise UTI antibiotic use

Doctors are being urged to optimise their use of antibiotics for treating UTIs, says Rakhee Patel, lead antimicrobial pharmacist at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

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.

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

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

When to give antibiotics for common infections

NICE is giving specific advice about when antibiotics should be prescribed for conditions such as sore throats and colds

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

New antibiotic launched

Pfizer has launched Zavicefta (ceftazidime-avibactam) for adults hospitalised with serious infections

Patients still expect antibiotics for sore throats

Nearly half of UK adults have been prescribed antibiotics for a sore throat, shows new research

Thumbs up for pharmacy sore throat screening

Pharmacy screening for bacterial throat infections could help fight antibiotic overuse, shows a new study

Ignorance still persists over antibiotic use

People trust pharmacists for information about antibiotics, report finds



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