Our aim is to provide a simple, empirical approach to the treatment of common infections, promote the safe use of antibiotics and minimise the emergence of bacterial resistance in the community.
Health Education England has developed resources to help reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance. There are videos for Primary and Secondary care to help make informed decisions regarding the prescription, dispensing and use of antibiotics.
Scarlet Fever and GAS Guidance
Group A Streptococcus: reinstatement of NICE sore throat guidance for children and young people and withdrawal of NHS England interim guidance
UK guidelines for the management of contacts of invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) infection in community settings
Please see the Somerset Managing Common Infections Guidance for Primary Care May 2023 below in Related Documents for Sore throat guidance for children and young people.
Restricting the use of liquid antibiotics communication 14/12/2022
Active Serious Shortage Protocols
The SPS have developed interim guidance on the use of solid dosage form antibiotics in children for use where liquids cannot be obtained.