We will not update the NICE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing.
The changes in resistance patterns monitored in the annual English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) report were found not to have an impact on the 10 current antimicrobial prescribing guidelines. These findings were discussed and agreed with the members of the managing common infections committee.
For further details and a summary of all evidence identified in surveillance, see appendix A.
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