Guidance

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care

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

Documents

Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance: managing common infections

Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance: managing common infections - PHE context, references and rationales

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Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance: managing common infections - PHE context, references and rationales

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

Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) jointly produced the summary tables which are hosted on the NICE website.

The context, references and rational document explains the PHE content in the joint tables.

Published 5 August 2010
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance based on user feedback and added Lyme's disease. Replaced guidance on UTI, acute sore throat, acute otitis media and sinusitis with NICE guidelines and joint table now published on NICE website.
  2. Updated guidance following minor review in November 2017
  3. Updated guidance and summary tables after consultation.
  4. Added link to a new draft version of the guidance available for public consultation.
  5. Uploaded the new versions of documents.
  6. Published updated guidance and summary tables.
  7. Updated guidance documents published.
  8. Updated guidance following minor review in April 2015.
  9. 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.
  10. Updated guidance.
  11. Latest review April 2014, under review September 2014.
  12. First published.