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NHS England launched national programme to tackle antibiotic overusage
NHS (National Health Service) England has March 10th launched the national programme for hospitals, family doctors and other health service providers to prevent the problem of antibiotic resistance. This incentive scheme begins in April 2016, and it offers funding to pharmacists and clinicians in hospitals and to GP practices in improving antimicrobial prescribing.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patients’ safety worldwide and is driven by overusing antibiotics and prescribing them inappropriately.
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NHS England website news, March 10, 2016: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/03/antibiotic-overusage/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NHSCBoard+%28NHS+England%29