Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

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

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Dear NHS Islington 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

FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG), NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Goldacre and Mr Croker,

Thank you for your email of Tuesday 6th November 2017, making a request for information, which will be treated under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your request has been given the following reference: 15641. Please quote it in any correspondence.

We will send you the information you have requested, or explain why we are unable to do so, as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days from receipt. At this time we do not plan to seek clarification of your request or charge for the costs of complying with it.

As part of our commitment to openness and accessibility we will include your request in our log of freedom of information requests. This will be published on our website. Your personal or contact details will not be included we may also publish any information that we send to you as part of our publication scheme.

Please bear with us while we work on your request but in the meantime, if you have any queries, please get in touch.

Kind regards

Muna

Muna Ahmed
FOI Administrator

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group | 2nd Floor |Laycock Professional Development Centre (PDC)|Laycock Street |London | N1 1TH
Tel: 020 3688 2900

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FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG), NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Goldacre and Mr Croker,

Thank you for your email dated 7th November 2017, regarding change in GP prescribing behaviour in urinary tract infections.

Please find attached our response to your FOI query, reference 15641. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, please let me know and I will ask a senior manager to review our handling of your request under the CCG’s complaints policy. If you remain dissatisfied after that, you should contact the Information Commissioner, who administers the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner’s contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745
www.ico.org.uk

Kind regards

Muna

Muna Ahmed
Freedom of Information Administrator
NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group|2nd Floor|Laycock Professional Development Centre (PDC)|Laycock Street|London|N1 1TH
Tel: 020 3688 2900
www.islingtonccg.nhs.uk

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