Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

Emma-Jane made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group as part of a batch sent to 127 authorities

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Dear NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group,

We are currently researching the change in GP prescribing behaviour in urinary tract infections.

Please can you provide us with the following information:

Do you have a formulary used by primary care prescribers? If so, what is the current status of nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim with respect to urinary tract infections (e.g. first line, second line, etc)

Has the status of either nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim changed in the formulary since November 2014? If so, can you please provide the previous status(es) and details of the date(s) of change.

Have you had any work plans in place with respect to nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim prescribing since 2014? If so, can you please provide documents and start date.

Have you had any GP prescribing incentive schemes or similar which relate to trimethoprim or nitrofurantoin prescribing since November 2014? If so, can you please provide the documents.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Goldacre and Richard Croker

BHAMCROSSCITY, FOI (NHS BIRMINGHAM CROSSCITY CCG), NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Emma

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Deputy Caldicott Guardian

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BHAMCROSSCITY, Foi (NHS BIRMINGHAM CROSSCITY CCG), NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Messrs Goldacre and Croker

Thank you for your request, which we received on 7 November 2017. Your
request for information has now been considered, and the information is
provided, below.

·         Do you have a formulary used by primary care prescribers?  If
so, what is the current status of nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim with
respect to urinary tract infections (e.g. first line, second line, etc.)

Our formulary is produced by the local Area Prescribing Committee and a
copy is available online
[1]http://www.birminghamandsurroundsformula....

 

·         Has the status of either nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim changed
in the formulary since November 2014?  If so, can you please provide the
previous status(es) and details of the date(s) of change.

Details of the local guidance (that has decided formulary status since
2013) is attached.

 

·         Have you had any work plans in place with respect to
nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim prescribing since 2014?  If so, can you
please provide documents and start date.

Whilst we have done no specific work plans targeting nitrofurantoin and
trimethoprim, we do monitor prescribing of antibiotics including
nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim utilising NHS Business Services Authority
data: [2]https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/prescription-d...

 

·         Have you had any GP prescribing incentive schemes or similar
which relate to trimethoprim or nitrofurantoin prescribing since November
2014?  If so, can you please provide the documents.

We have done no specific work packages targeting nitrofurantoin and
trimethoprim within incentive schemes, we have included general Antibiotic
Stewardship in local implementation schemes which would cover this area.

I hope this completes your request.

Kind regards

Donna Dallaway

Senior Information Governance & Compliance Manager

Deputy Caldicott Guardian

 

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Working on behalf of the NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical
Commissioning Groups

Bartholomew House | 142 Hagley Road | B16 9PA

[4][email address] | tel: 0121 255 0860 | fax: 0121 682
0090|mobile: 07702 967495 

[5]www.bhamcrosscityccg.nhs.uk  

[6]www.bhamsouthcentralccg.nhs.uk

[7]www.solihullccg.nhs.uk

 

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