External clinical resources

Links to clinical resources

NICE

NICE has developed a series of online education tools in collaboration with BMJ Learning. These tools are currently hosted on the BMJ Learning website. They are free to use and open to all.

SMC

The remit of the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) is to provide advice to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees (ADTCs) across Scotland about the clinical and cost-effectiveness of all newly licensed medicines, all new formulations of existing medicines and new indications for established products (licensed from January 2002). 

BIA

The British Infection Association was formed when the British Infection Society formally merged with the Association of Medical Microbiologists in 2009. Now with over 1400 members, the BIA exists to promote the science and practice of medicine in relation to infection, to support all infection specialists and trainees, and to further research into infection.

E-learning resources

This learning resource from the National Prescribing Centre is designed to deliver useful information in an easy to use way. It consists of PowerPoint slides with an audio commentary, in sections of 10–20 minutes each, covering the public health issues relating to antibiotic usage, especially MRSA and C. difficile infections; trends in antibiotic usage, and how appropriate use of antibiotics can be adopted and encouraged

This online quiz from the National Prescribing Centre will help you test your knowledge on a broad range of issues relating to common infections and antibiotic use. Suggested answers are given after each question with some additional information and references.

This learning resource from the National Prescribing Centre is designed to deliver useful information in an easy to use way. It consists of PowerPoint slides with an audio commentary, in sections of about 10 minutes each, covering the management of the common cold, sore throat, acute otitis media, sinusitis and bronchitis.

This online quiz from the National Prescribing Centre will help you test your knowledge on a broad range of issues relating to the management of common respiratory tract infections and antibiotic use. Suggested answers are given after each question with some additional information and references.

These online case studies from the National Prescribing Centre will help you test your knowledge on a broad range of issues relating to the management of common respiratory tract infections and antibiotic use. Topics include sore throat, sinusitis, otitis media and cough. Questions for review are given with suggested answers, some additional information and references.

This learning resource from the National Prescribing Centre is designed to deliver useful information in an easy to use way. It consists of PowerPoint slides with an audio commentary, in sections of about 15–20 minutes each, covering the management of simple urinary tract infections including the use of urine testing strips.

This online quiz from the National Prescribing Centre will help you test your knowledge on a broad range of issues relating to the management of management of simple urinary tract infections and antibiotic use, including the use of urine testing strips. Suggested answers are given after each question with some additional information and references.

This online case study from the National Prescribing Centre will help you test your knowledge on a broad range of issues relating to the management of simple urinary tract infections and antibiotic use, including the use of urine testing strips. Questions for review are given with suggested answers, some additional information and references.

BJGP

The July issue of the BJGP has a focus on Antibiotic Prescribing.

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