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DHSC publishes updated antimicrobial stewardship guidance

Toolkit contains resources for patients

August 16th 2023

Tagged: Clinical guidance news England

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The DHSC framework for antimicrobial stewardship has been updated.

Recommended for use in primary care is the Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education and Tools (TARGET) toolkit, which includes resources for patients .

Antimicrobial resistance is considered a top 10 global public health threats facing humanity by the World Health Organization (WHO).

start smart then focus (SSTF) approach is recommended for all antimicrobial prescriptions in secondary care.