Audit Toolkits, Self Assessment and Action Planning

Templates for accurate and easy auditing, self assessment of your prescribing and for the development of antimicrobial stewardship action plans. 

Audit Toolkits

Use these audit templates to assess your management of infection against current NICE / PHE prescribing guidelines. The audits are designed to measure compliance against the NICE/ PHE antibiotic guidance and the PHE national diagnostic tools. For ease of use, each audit is available in both MS Word and MS Excel format; the excel version will automatically calculate your percentage compliance against guidelines. 

Acute cough audit [Cough Audit V9 DOC] [Cough Audit V9 XLS]

Acute otitis media audit [Otitis Media Audit V6 DOC] [Otitis Media Audit V6 XLS]

Acute rhinosinusitis audit [Rhinosinusitis Audit V4 DOC] [Rhinosinusitis Audit V4 XLS]

Acute sore throat audit [Sore Throat Audit V10 DOC] [Sore Throat Audit V10 XLS]

UTI Audit for Non-Catheterised Patients Over 65 V2 [Non-Catheterised Patients Over 65 V2 DOC] [Non-Catheterised Patients Over 65 V2 XLS]

Uncomplicated UTI Audit for women Under 65 [Uncomplicated UTI audit V1 DOC] [Uncomplicated UTI audit V1 XLS]

UTI Audit for Catheterised Patients [UTI Audit for Catheterised Patients DOC] [UTI Audit for Catheterised Patients XLS]

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Self Assessment Checklist

Checklist to measure your current antibiotic prescribing practice against others in your region and nationally

This tool is a short questionnaire for use by antibiotic prescribers and Commissioning groups to assess antibiotic prescribing. Once you have completed this questionnaire you will be able to compare your results to other practices in your area, and nationally. Go to the information icons to find suggestions on what you can do to achieve each point.

To begin: open the Antimicrobial Stewardship Self-Assessment Checklist and select whether you are a GP or CCG representative

Action Planning

Action planning within a practice or out of hours team is essential to move intentions into actual actions. 
It is essential to plan and monitor implementation of the TARGET Antibiotics toolkit appropriately and this is best achieved by developing a local antibiotic action plan, either for your CCG or your practice. It is important that this plan is developed using a whole team approach so that everyone who is involved in communication and prescribing around antibiotics has had the opportunity to contribute.

The practice action plan should ideally set out current antibiotic usage and an outline of future plans. This should include:

  • Overall aim for change in antibiotic use and defined measurable targets (use a locally agreed reduction target)
  • How the practice aims to achieve this implementation, with responsibilities for actions
  • How leaflets can be incorporated into the practice computer, and by whom and when
  • Who is responsible for posters/videos
  • Audit plans and responsible staff member

Action plan template and examples


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