This document summarises the evidence-base on antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics (previously titled: antibiotic prescribing – especially broad spectrum antibiotics). The 2017 update includes key points from the previous key therapeutic topic 3-day courses of antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infection. It is a key therapeutic topic which has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

This key therapeutic topic was updated in January 2017.