Antibiotic Guidelines

Websites with more information about current guidelines

There is little evidence for what the durations of a course should be.

Recommended durations are usually based on historical practice rather than on reliable evidence. Where high quality studies have been conducted, shorter durations have efficacy as good as longer durations (e.g. Spellberg, 2016Llewelyn 2017Wald-Dickler 2019). Click here to see a table comparing treatment durations.

Here are some web-pages which have guidelines about anitibiotics.

CQUIN Guidance for 2016/2017 PDF
NICE Guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship for 2015 website
Start Smart then Focus, 2015 PDF
CQUIN Guidance for 2017/2019 PDF