Guidance

Antimicrobial stewardship: Start smart - then focus

This toolkit provides an outline of evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship in the secondary healthcare setting.

Documents

Start smart then focus: antimicrobial stewardship toolkit for English hospitals

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Start smart then focus: resource materials (examples of audit tools, review stickers and drug charts)

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Detail

Following this toolkit will help organisations to demonstrate compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

The toolkit also supports recommendations made in the NICE Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use guidelines published August 2015.