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Community Pharmacy & Infection Control

The NHS GGC Community Pharmacy Infection Control Guidelines  provide basic advice.

To reduce the incidence of infection due to antimicrobial resistance in the population, NHSGGC has launched antimicrobial guidelines to be followed in primary care and the prescribing support team has developed a non-prescription pad to encourage patients to seek non antibiotic remedies for viral infections.

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 Key points for community pharmacy

  • Provide antibiotic stewardship.
  • Offer advice to patients on appropriate infection control techniques to reduce spread of disease such as norovirus or influenza.