Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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When should we prescribe antibiotics?
In this podcast:
- We chat to Dr Tessa Lewis, Chair of the NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidance committee. We also talk to John Morris, a lay expert.
- Diana Ashiru-Oredope from Public Health England explains why antimicrobial resistance is so important and how pharmacists can help.