Scottish reduction in antimicrobial prescribing (ScRAP) update 2016

Debbie Waddell, Anne Thomson, Jacqueline Sneddon, Edward James, John MacKay, Jill Nowell, Fiona MacMillan, Graeme Bryson

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Background: A multidisciplinary reference group was established in summer 2016 to update and extend the successful 2013 ScRAP programme. The group aims to complete the resource by October 2016 for delivery from 2017.
Aim(s)/Objective(s): Update and develop the 2013 ScRAP resource, to support ongoing reduction in unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in community settings. Develop to include additional content on managing urinary tract infection (UTI).
Method(s): To inform the update, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 6 randomly selected health boards. This builds on feedback received via e-survey since 2013. GP practice audit and literature searches were used to inform the
additional UTI content. Examples of good practice were sought from across NHS Scotland.
Results: Discussion with boards indicated a need for more flexibility around delivery to enable prioritisation depending on time available and learning need. The benefits of continued small group delivery were recognised, and access to data reports. Additional inclusion of practical solutions/resources was requested to support change.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5071
Pages (from-to)586
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016
EventFederation of Infection Societies Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 20168 Nov 2016


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