Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

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Dear NHS Eastern Cheshire 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

NHSEASTERNCHESHIRECCG, foirequests (NHS EASTERN CHESHIRE CCG), NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ben Goldacre & Richard Croker,

Please find attached formal acknowledgment of your Freedom of Information request, we will be in contact in due course and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team.

Kind regards,

Chris Clegg
Governance Officer
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
[NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG request email]
Tel: 01625 663828
Contact address: 1st Floor West Wing I Alderley Building I Victoria Road I Macclesfield I Cheshire I SK10 3BL
www.easterncheshireccg.nhs.uk

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NHSEASTERNCHESHIRECCG, foirequests (NHS EASTERN CHESHIRE CCG), NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ben Goldacre and Richard Croker,

Please find attached NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG’s response to your Freedom of Information request.

Should you require any additional information, or wish to discuss this response further, please do not hesitate to contact the team on the details below.

Kind regards,

Chris Clegg
Governance Officer
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
[NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG request email]
Tel: 01625 663828
Contact address: 1st Floor West Wing I Alderley Building I Victoria Road I Macclesfield I Cheshire I SK10 3BL
www.easterncheshireccg.nhs.uk

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