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

Clostridium Difficile policy

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

FutureLearn online course - TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care