Gonococcal resistance to antimicrobials surveillance programme (GRASP) protocol

Information and procedural guidance for the national gonococcal surveillance programme.



Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is critical in shaping national treatment guidelines to ensure appropriate patient management. The Gonococcal resistance to antimicrobial surveillance programme (GRASP), a national sentinel surveillance programme, was established in 2000 to monitor trends and drifts in susceptibility to antimicrobial agents used for the treatment of gonorrhoea in England and Wales.

This document details the background, objectives and methods of GRASP.

Published 1 April 2014