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Patient safety alert: addressing antimicrobial resistance through implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship programme
NHS England -
This patient safety alert has been issued to all providers of NHS care in England to highlight the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and the need for antimicrobial stewardship. The alert signposts NHS organisations to toolkits which have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with several professional bodies to support the NHS in improving antimicrobial stewardship in both primary and secondary care. Through the alert health providers are asked to specifically identify how the toolkits can be used to support their own local antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This guideline covers the effective use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) in children, young people and adults. It aims to change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.
The King's Fund -
After 100 days in office, the new government's plans for health and social care are beginning to take shape. We take a look at the measures that have been outlined so far and focus on financial control and productivity; devolution; quality and safety; primary care; seven-day services; mental health and learning disabilities; public health; social care; patient engagement; leadership; and regulation.
This document explains a number of proposals that Monitor and NHS England are asking for views on for the 2016/17 national tariff to help ensure that the tariff acts in the best interest of patients. The deadline for responses is 14 September 2015.