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Optimising antibiotic use

We have developed a range of interventions to support reduction of unnecessary use of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections and improve management of urinary tract infections (UTI).


Executive summary evaluation of CRP testing in primary care (July 2016)

C-reactive Protein (CRP)


In 2013 a new quality indicator on total use of antibiotics was introduced.

Quality indicator


A summary of the evidence for use of antibiotics in upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) to facilitate a ‘no antibiotic’ or delayed prescription strategy.

Prudent prescribing in respiratory conditions


Key references and web links to support appropriate use of antibiotics in URTI and urinary tract infections and facilitate improvement of consultation skills.

Resources for further reading


Launched in October 2013, the Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) is an educational toolkit to help prescribers to reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.

The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme