Treating Infections PHE

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 (PHE) produce an antibiotics leaflet for GPs to print out and hand to the patient which explains why they have not been prescribed an antibiotic or which defers the prescription for a number of days. 

Click to print out the PHE antibiotic leaflet template.

Clinicians wishing to critically assess their use of antibiotics in practice can access useful audit tools and resources from

This leaflet was produced by Public Health England and copyright for the leaflet is with PHE.

Further reading and references

  • ; Public Health England

  • ; GOV.UK

  • ; NICE Guidelines (August 2015)

  • ; World Health Organization (2014)

  • ; World Health Organization (Mar 2017)

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