Antimicrobial prescribing

Prescribing guidance

In North Yorkshire & York we are working on updating our local primary care antimicrobial prescribing guidance, in collaboration with colleagues in the other areas of the newly formed Humber & North Yorkshire Integrated Care System. In the meantime, we ask that practices to refer to the national document produced by NICE and Public Health England (PHE): Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections which is currently hosted on as an interim measure whilst a long-term solution for the governance and hosting is established. Please note: we would advise the use of cefalexin and metronidazole for acute diverticulitis in preference to co-amoxiclav.

COPD rescue packs

Information for Practices and patient leaflet

Influenza: treatment and prophylaxis using anti-viral agents

See Influenza: treatment and prophylaxis using anti-viral agents - GOV.UK ( for guidance on how to manage influenza (flu) using anti-viral agents.


NHSE antibiotic quality premium monitoring dashboard

Memorandum of understanding for the supply of Fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile (York Hospital)

MRSA Prontoderm suppression treatment instructions for service users in the community

Guidance on antibiotics for the treatment of infection in the diabetic foot 2020

TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit

Urinary tract infection resource suite   This section of the TARGET Toolkit has been designed to support the Government’s ambition to halve inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics to help facilitate the NHS Quality Premium targets related to reducing gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSIs) and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in at risk groups. All of the TARGET resources focussing on Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are in one place to make it easier for you to find them all.

FutureLearn online course - TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care