This advice represents the consensus view from each specialty as well as pharmacy, microbiology and infectious disease clinicians on the anti-microbial management team, based on local resistance data. It aims to help you in making the most appropriate choice of antimicrobial in order to improve stewardship and keep antibiotics working.
Try to keep to the guidance when prescribing. There will be occasions when you may have to prescribe an alternate antimicrobial to that advised in the guidance, but you will be expected to be able to justify your choice if this occurs. Advice can be obtained from Infectious Disease or Microbiology.
General Principles for prescribing:
Last reviewed: 31 January 2019
Next review: 31 March 2020
Author(s): Greater Glasgow & Clyde Antimicrobial Committee
Approved By: Clinical Effectiveness