Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

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

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Dear NHS Birmingham South Central 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

FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Reference: 15437

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request on behalf of Birmingham South and Central CCG which we received on 7 November 2017.

A response to your request will be sent within 20 working days after receipt and by 05 December 2017.

Yours faithfully

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

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Please find attached files in response to your request dated 07 November 2017 on behalf of Birmingham South Central CCG.

Kind regards

Lindsay

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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