Update information

Update information

October 2023: We replaced recommendation 1.1.1 with a link to NICE's guideline on suspected acute respiratory infection in over 16s (ARI). We updated recommendations 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 in line with the ARI guideline.

July 2022: We reinstated this guideline, which was temporarily withdrawn in May 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan to update it. For more information, see the surveillance decision.

September 2019: Recommendations on community-acquired pneumonia (1.2.9 to 1.2.17) and hospital-acquired pneumonia (1.3.1 to 1.3.3) were withdrawn because they have been updated and replaced by recommendations in NICE's guidelines on pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing and pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing.

Minor changes since publication

November 2018: The term glucocorticosteroids was updated to glucocorticoids throughout after a surveillance review.

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