Development of New Drugs is ‘Desperately Needed’

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is lending its support to Lord O’Neil’s latest review on the global threat of antibiotics resistance and his proposals to reduce prescriptions of antibiotics. Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, commented, ‘Resistance to antibiotics continues to be a global threat, yet astonishingly, there hasn't been a new [...]

By |2016-05-19T13:54:22+00:00May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Prescribing ‘Unnecessary’ Antibiotics for Toothache, Study Reveals

Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new university research has found. In a 10-year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice, a team of experts from the [...]

By |2016-04-04T15:21:59+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patients Less Satisfied With GPs Who Refuse Antibiotics: Study

A new study by King’s College London has shown that reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction. The study found a 25 per cent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a GP practice corresponded to a five to six point reduction on GP satisfaction rankings. The study, which was published in the British Journal of General Practice, analysed records [...]

By |2015-12-11T10:17:22+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welsh Government Opens Consultation On AMR Plans

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the proposed Wales Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Delivery Plan. Stakeholders are invited to view the Delivery Plan drafted by the Welsh Government and share their feedback in a consultation form by 29 February 2016. Public Health Wales is supporting Welsh Government with the promotion of the consultation. ‘Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is [...]

By |2015-12-11T09:29:02+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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