Information for Commissioners

The TARGET Antibiotics toolkit is a collaboration between Public Health England and the RCGP and aims to provide prescribers with a series of tools that can be use to optimise their antibiotic prescribing as summarised in this poster

More detailed information about the background to the TARGET resources, how they can be used in primary care as well as a detailed breakdown on how to facilitate your own TARGET workshop can be found in the guidance for commissioners and trainers resource.

Self assessment checklist

The commissioner Self Assessment Checklist can be used to help guide the antibiotic management within your Commissioning Group. 

Commissioners background presentation

The trainers and commissioners background presentation showcases the public’s attitude towards and use of antibiotics. It provides evidence for various approaches to reducing antibiotic use, and reflects on how to improve responsible antibiotic use. Click here to watch Dr Cliodna McNulty, the TARGET Programme Lead, delivering the presentation. 

Why use the TARGET antibiotics toolkit

Read an article about the TARGET toolkit in Commissioners Journal

Why run a TARGET workshop in my area?

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the local trainer led “TARGET” antibiotic interactive workshops showed that the workshops can help improve antibiotic use, and therefore should be considered as part of any national antimicrobial stewardship initiatives. Click here to read the full published results.

TARGET Approved Trainers

Do you need a TARGET trainer to help facilitate the delivery of a TARGET workshop in your area? Visit the TARGET Trainer section of the toolkit to find a trainer local to you. These trainers have been trained by the TARGET team to deliver the workshop and facilitate the development of an antimicrobial stewardship plan within GP practices. 

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