Training Resources

The following free training resources aim to provide up to date information and an evidence base to support optimal antibiotic prescribing. They will also help prescribers meet CPD and revalidation requirements. 

TARGET Training Resources

Discussion points for remote consultation during COVID-19

This presentation looks into the remote consultation during COVID-19 and aims to helps prescribers identify key decision points for remote management of common infections e.g. ENT, Urinary, Cough, COVID-19, insect bites (November 2020).

Common infections in extraordinary times – decision points for remote management

Dr Tessa Lewis discusses key decision points for the remote management of common infections and who is most likely to benefit.

TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 1 slides (PDF file 1.23 MB)
TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 1 slides (PPTX file 2.45 MB)

Using national antibiotic resources to help improve antibiotic prescribing

Professor Cliodna McNulty discusses how and why antibiotics are used and the link between antibiotic use and resistance in patients.

TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 2 slides (PDF file 2.07 MB)
TARGET Remote consultation webinar v4, part 2 slides (PPTX file 6.33 MB)

This series of 7 TARGET antibiotics webinars, now available as un-facilitated learning courses, highlights simple key actions to help improve your antibiotic prescribing whilst improving the patient experience and their self-care. 

TARGET “why and how to achieve optimal prescribing” group training presentation

This presentation aims to provide up to date evidence for primary care clinicians about why optimising antibiotic prescribing is important and how this can be achieved. The presentation is designed to be delivered by GPs, microbiologists or medicine managers with an interest in antibiotic use however can be used by less experienced presenters.

Core and interchangeable clinical scenario slides

This TARGET AMS condensed workshop covers (6.2 MB PPT) all the clinical scenarios  of the other TARGET workshops in one hour long session. For more detailed information  please view the more detailed clinical scenario presentations below.

TARGET Antibiotic Resistance in Primary Care eModule

The Antibiotic Resistance in Primary Care course will equip you with tools for improving your antibiotic prescribing and assist you in identifying the need for optimised antibiotic prescribing. Evidence showing the link between prescribing and resistance rates in GP patients is explored. 

TARGET UTI rapid update quiz

Take part in the UTI rapid update quiz to help identify NICE recommendations for current practice (June 2020).The quiz is for prescribers and health professionals managing people with suspected UTI.


RCGP eLearning modules

These eLearning modules are free for members to access. 

Other useful training not developed by TARGET

  • STAR: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance: Developed buy Cardiff University, this eModule  focuses on antibiotic resistance (and its link with practice prescribing) and practical techniques for improving consultations for common infections.  
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance, developed by BSAC and the University of Dundee. Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course.

Health Education England 

  • Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance developed to support all health and social care staff understands the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance and ways they can help to tackle it. 

NICE/BMJ learning

NICE has developed a series of FREE open access online education tools in collaboration with BMJ Learning. The toolkit also supports the recommendations made in the NICE Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use guidelines, published August 2015. It also supports the Antimicrobial stewardship NICE quality standard, published April 2016.

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