This is the fifth annual report for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) published by Information Services Division (ISD) and Health Protection Scotland (HPS), part of the Public Health and Intelligence (PHI) strategic business unit of NHS National Services Scotland. This report contains information on key national primary care antibacterial prescribing indicators.
The SAPG national prescribing indicators are accessible as standard reports within Prescribing Information System for Scotland (PRISMS), which is a web based application maintained by ISD giving access to prescribing information on all prescriptions dispensed in the community in Scotland in the last five years. For the first time, Community Health Index (CHI) numbers held in Prescribing Information Scotland (PIS) have been used to include patient based analysis such as use of antibacterials commonly used for treatment of Urinary Tract Infection. Also presented for the first time is information on dental and nurse antibacterial prescribing.