Only high cost medicines to be supplied within our health economy are listed on BSW Formulary, but patients may also have access to more specialised, high cost medicines via other specialist centres, if eligible.
Infections Prescribing Guidance
Please see our Prescribing Guidelines page for all prescribing guidance relating to this chapter.
The Primary care antibiotic guidance can be found here
Management of Infection Quick Ref Guide for Adults can be found here
Management of Infection Quick Ref Guide for Children can be found here
Infections-related Shared Care Agreements
Please see our Shared Care Agreements page for all shared care agreements (SCAs) relating to this chapter
Most up to date information see NICE Guideline NG95 April 2018 and for treatment regimens please see our primary care antibiotic guidance (link above).
Th NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment. It does not cover preventing Lyme disease.
For general information www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/resources/guidelines/
Out-patient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) services across BaNES/Swindon/Wiltshire:
GWH OPAT service:
OPAT Specialist Nurse - 01793 605032
Or alternatively contact switchboard on 01793 604020 and bleep 1108
OPAT Team working hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30am – 16:30pm
Out of hours contact:
Switchboard – 01793 604020 and bleep:
On call Orthopaedic registrar – 1088
On call Medical registrar – 3333
Other useful contact telephone numbers:
The PICC Team – 01793 605885 or bleep 2615
SEQOL – Swindon Community Nurses – 01793 646466
RUH OPAT service:
Direct line (with answerphone): 01225 821490
OR RUH switchboard and bleep 7467
Service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4-4:30pm
NHSE Easy read information: Sepsis These easy read documents provide information about how to avoid sepsis, spotting the signs of sepsis, and problems after sepsis. 4/3/2020
Many of the products in this chapter are available for purchase over-the-counter, and patients are encouraged to self-care, with the support of their community pharmacist, in the first instance.
For further information on self-care & the NHS, please refer to https://www.england.nhs.uk/medicines/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed/