Treating Infections (PHE)

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PatientPlus articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use, so you may find the language more technical than the condition leaflets.

See also: Treating Your Infection (Public Health England) written for patients

Public Health England (PHE) produce an antibiotics leaflet for GPs to print out and hand to the patient which explains why they have not been prescribed an antibiotic or which defers the prescription for a number of days. 

Click here to print out the PHE antibiotic leaflet template.

Clinicians wishing to critically assess their use of antibiotics in practice can access useful audit tools and resources from:

This leaflet was produced by Public Health England and copyright for the leaflet is with PHE.

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