Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope is pharmacist lead for Public Health England
Local implementation of national guidance on management of common infections in primary care in EnglandSubscription
Local adoption and adaptation of national antimicrobial prescribing guidance in primary care.
Antimicrobial stewardship is not just the remit of selected healthcare professionals — everyone in society has a role to play in protecting our supply of antimicrobial products.
As the start of another influenza season approaches, community pharmacists should educate patients so they do not request unnecessary antibiotics from their GP.