Antimicrobial consumption data: validation protocol for NHS acute trusts

Acute NHS trusts are asked to validate their antibiotic prescribing data using this Public Health England (PHE) validation protocol.


English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance (ESPAUR): validation protocol for NHS acute trust antimicrobial consumption data

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The protocol aims to:

  • validate antimicrobial consumption data and develop a standardised reporting output for acute NHS trusts in England
  • determine which antibiotics can be accurately measured using current surveillance systems
  • utilise this data to improve the information systems currently in operation
  • utilise this data to determine antibiotic quality measures for each acute NHS trust
Published 25 March 2015