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A trial involving over 1,500 GP practices found that writing to GPs about their antibiotics prescribing resulted in 73,000 fewer prescriptions (a 3.3% reduction) over 6 months. This equates to direct savings of over £92,000 in prescription costs.  This is part of the government’s plans to slow the growth of antimicrobial resistance. Increasing resistance to antibiotics and a lack of new drugs means there is a greater risk of infections that cannot be treated.
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DH:  Unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions reduced in new trial

Helping guard against a return to pre-antibiotic medical care

We need to find an answer to this conundrum

Truly a ‘Life & Death’ issue