Antibiotic and diagnostic quick reference tools

Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance - managing common infections

A summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance in easy to use quick reference tables produced by Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Content covered by PHE was developed in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the British Infection Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners to be used for managing common infections, for consultation and local adaptation. The guidance covers the appropriate use of antibiotics and antifungals. Topics include:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Infections
  • Genital Tract Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 
  • Eye Infections
  • Dental Infections

Laboratory diagnosis and treatment tools

A series of quick reference tools for diagnosis of infectious disease including knowing when to use the microbiology laboratory and how to understand results. Quick reference tools are available for the following:

 

Fungal Skin and Nails

Guidance for primary care on taking samples for diagnosing and treating fungal skin and nail infections; for consultation and adaptation. 

This guidance explains:

The fully referenced guide can be found here

Helicobacter pylori

Quick reference guide for primary care on how to test for and treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in dyspepsia. These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

The fully referenced guide can be found here

Infectious Diarrhoea

Guidance for primary care on collecting a stool specimen for laboratory examination of infectious diarrhoea, for consultation and local adaptation.

This guidance describes:

The fully referenced guide can be found here

Urinary Tract Infections

Quick reference materials for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infections (UTI). This quick reference tool for primary care providers describes when to:

The fully referenced guide can be found here

Venous Leg Ulcers

Guidance for primary care on diagnosing and investigating venous leg ulcers. This quick reference tool describes:

The fully referenced guide can be found here

 

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