Antimicrobial Prescribing

In collaboration with 1000 Lives Plus, the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the School of Dentistry, we have developed an antimicrobial prescribing audit for dentists.

Antimicrobial resistance represents a serious threat to public health.This programme of work aims to address inappropriate or inaccurate prescribing in general dental practices in Wales. This is the second cycle of the national audit.

Through the analysis of general dental practitioners’ prescribing data we will support the most effective clinical use of antimicrobials and reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions.

Participating dentists are asked to consult the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) formulary and record their prescribing practices for either 3 months or for 20 patients, whichever is first.

Lead contactEmma Barnes
FunderWales Deanery
Start dateDecember 2013