9 ways GPs will be targeted on antibiotic overprescribing

GPs will be the main target of a new Federal Government push to curb antibiotic overprescribing, reveals a national blueprint for tackling antibiotic resistance.

The plan for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015-2019 was released last Thursday.

It states that overprescribing is still rife in primary care and the sector must take on the “antimicrobial stewardship” policies that have already been widely adopted by hospitals.

Activities to be rolled out over the next three years:

  1. Incorporating antibiotic stewardship