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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): improving prescribing practice

 

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): improving prescribing practice

The second edition of Public Health England’s Health Matters resource for public health professionals considers practical measures to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance around prescribing practice.

GP surgeries and hospitals can expect to see an influx of patients over the winter months often expecting antibiotics to treat common flu symptoms such as coughs and colds. While some infections that cause these symptoms are bacterial, flu is caused by influenza viruses which do not respond to antibiotics.