Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

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Dear NHS Mid Essex 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, Essexccgs (NHS BASILDON AND BRENTWOOD CCG), NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

FOI Request: UTI Antibiotics
Our Reference Number: 1718291

 

Dear Mr Goldacre & Mr Croker,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 to NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG, NHS Castle Point &
Rochford CCG, NHS Mid Essex CCG, NHS North East Essex CCG, NHS Southend
CCG, NHS Thurrock CCG and NHS West Essex CCG on 7^th November 2017. The
information is currently being collated and a response will be sent to you
no later than 20 working days. The deadline is calculated to be 6^th
December 2017.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to
contact the FOI team on this email address.

 

Regards,

 

Iain Gear

Freedom of Information Lead

Tel: 01268 594515

Email: [1][email address]

Phoenix Place | Christopher Martin Road | Basildon | SS14 3HG

NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group

 

Working on behalf of NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG, NHS Castle Point &
Rochford CCG, NHS Mid Essex CCG, NHS North East Essex CCG, NHS Southend
CCG, NHS Thurrock CCG and NHS West Essex CCG.

 

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FOI, Essexccgs (NHS BASILDON AND BRENTWOOD CCG), NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

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FOI Request: UTI Antibiotics
Our Reference Number: 1718291

 

Dear Mr Goldacre & Mr Croker,

 

Further to your request under the Freedom Of Information Act, received on
7^th November 2017, please find NHS Mid Essex CCG’s response attached.

 

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[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

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this information is provided to you under the Open Government Licence.
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can be found here:
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Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact the FOI team on this email address.

 

Regards,

 

Iain Gear

Freedom of Information Lead

Tel: 01268 594515

Email: [3][email address]

Phoenix Place | Christopher Martin Road | Basildon | SS14 3HG

NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group

 

Working on behalf of NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG, NHS Castle Point &
Rochford CCG, NHS Mid Essex CCG, NHS North East Essex CCG, NHS Southend
CCG, NHS Thurrock CCG and NHS West Essex CCG.

 

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