Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competencies

For all independent prescribers to help improve the quality of prescribing practice.



The antimicrobial prescribing competencies were developed by the Professional Education sub-group of the Expert Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI) and Public Health England (PHE).

They are designed to complement the NICE National Prescribing Centre’s generic competency framework.

Regulators, education providers and professional bodies can also use them to inform the development of standards, guidance and training.

Published 29 October 2013