What is TARGET?
TARGET stands for: Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education, Tools
The toolkit helps influence prescribers’ and patients’ personal attitudes, social norms and perceived barriers to optimal antibiotic prescribing. It includes a range of resources that can each be used to support prescribers’ and patients’ responsible antibiotic use, helping to fulfil CPD and revalidation requirements.
Who is it for, and how can it be used?
Using the resources in the TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit will enable primary care organisations to demonstrate compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.
The toolkit is designed to be used by the whole primary care team within the GP practice or out of hours setting. These resources can be used flexibly, either as standalone materials or as part of an integrated package. We do recommend that ALL resources are used if this is feasible.
Public Health England and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy are hosting a series of webinars about antimicrobial stewardship throughout November and December 2016. Register and find out more about the webinar series here.
For more informaiton visit the Royal College of General Practiioners.