Guidance

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care

Guidance for managing common infections, including upper and lower respiratory, and urinary tract infections, for consultation and local adaptation.

Documents

Management and treatment of common infections: guidance for consultation and adaptation

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Summary tables: infections in primary care

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Management and treatment of common infections: guidance for consultation and adaptation

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Details

This guidance is to help GPs and healthcare staff treat infections, and use antibiotics responsibly.

Published 5 August 2010
Last updated 5 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance following minor review in November 2017
  2. Updated guidance and summary tables after consultation.
  3. Added link to a new draft version of the guidance available for public consultation.
  4. Uploaded the new versions of documents.
  5. Published updated guidance and summary tables.
  6. Updated guidance documents published.
  7. Updated guidance following minor review in April 2015.
  8. Updates: dose of pivmecillinam corrected; wording within urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults clarified to make it clear that nitrofurantoin is first line, and trimethoprim and pivmecillinam are alternatives.
  9. Updated guidance.
  10. Latest review April 2014, under review September 2014.
  11. First published.