PQS 2022/23 – Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship

Pharmacy staff must have reviewed their practice to include two TARGET leaflets;

to help them assess patients presenting to the pharmacy with suspected UTI or upper RTI without a prescription, provide tailored advice to patients and promote awareness of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship. The leaflets are available in multiple languages.

This review must be completed by the end of 31st March 2023 and must be carried out over four weeks with a minimum of 15 patients for each leaflet, or up to eight weeks if the minimum number of patients are not achieved within four weeks for each leaflet.

Where no patients are identified for the review, the contractor will still be eligible for payment if they can evidence that they have robustly attempted to identify suitable patients. They will need to declare no patients have been identified as being suitable for review on the data collection tool on MYS by the end of 31st March 2023.

31st March 2023′

Local formulary can be found on the Nottinghamshire APC website – https://www.nottsapc.nhs.uk/guidelinesformularies/antimicrobial-guidelines/ 

For more information on declaration information go to PSNC PQS 2022/23 website page