Audit toolkits and action planning

Audits aim to provide a snapshot of prescribing at a particular point in time. Conducting audits and action planning together enables a practice to understand current antibiotic prescribing patterns, discuss within the team and make improvements if necessary. Audits toolkits are available for: 

Sore Throat Audit

Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for sore throat symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Sore throat audit [DOC]

Urinary Tract Infection Audit

Use this audit template to evaluate the diagnosis of uncomplicated urinary tract infections using urine dipsticks and/or urine cultures and to assess antibiotic prescribing using Public Health England guidance on the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of UTIs.

Urinary tract infection audit [DOC]

Otitis Media Audit

Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for otitis media symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Otitis media audit [DOC]

Acute Otitis Externa Audit

Use this audit to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute otitis externa symptoms against Public Health England (PHE) Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care.

Acute otitis externa audit [DOC]

Acute Cough Audit

Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute cough symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute cough audit [DOC]

Acute Rhinosinusitis Audit

Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute rhinosinusitis symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute rhinosinusitis audit [DOC]

The otitis externa and rhinosinusitis audits were developed in August 2016. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Leah Jones, TARGET Research Assistant.

 

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