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Area Prescribing Committee
 Formulary Chapter 27: Antimicrobial guide - Full Section

Coronavirus guidance

Guidance to support primary care prescribers and pharmacists is available from the MLCSU Coronavirus guidance resource page. Links are provided to national resources and regional documents produced by MLCSU, RDTC, and SPS for use by Pan Mersey APC, LSCMMG, and GMMMG.

The list of resources will be updated as new material becomes available so please check back regularly for updates.

The Pan Mersey APC supports the use of COVID-specific guidance issued by NICE, and NHS England and NHS Improvement. During the COVID pandemic this will supersede any APC advice.

Antimicrobial guide


Treatments marked as [OTC] are available to buy from pharmacies. Patients can be advised to purchase them as self-care where appropriate.


27.06 Upper respiratory tract infections
27.07 Lower respiratory tract infections
27.08 Urinary tract infections
27.09 Meningitis
27.10 Gastrointestinal infections
27.11 Genital Tract Infections
27.12 Skin Infections
27.13 Eye infections
27.14 Dental infections
27.17 Treatment of Splenectomy Patients
27.21 Sampling guidance