Useful Links

Antibiotic Guardian Website

British National Formulary (BNF)
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

Department of Health (DH)
Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK. The eMC has more than 6,000 documents, all of which have been checked and approved by either the UK or European government agencies which license medicines. These agencies are the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).

The website also provides Patient Information Leaflets for individual medicines.

General Pharmaceutical Council
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain.

NHS Prescription Service (PPA)

NICE Antimicrobial Prescribing

Prescription Services Payments and Pricing NHS Business Services Authority - The Drug Tariff
NHS Prescription Services produces the Drug Tariff on a monthly basis on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) | Membership body for pharmacy
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain.

TARGET resources (which includes the Treat your on infection leaflets)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

Yellow Card Reporting System
Information gathered from Yellow Card reports made by patients and health professionals is continually assessed at the MHRA by a team of medicine safety experts made up of doctors, pharmacists and scientists who study the benefits and risks of medicines.

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