NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update Acute

National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved

The Scottish Antibiotic Prescribing Group (SAPG) set the following targets for all Scottish healthboards:

≥ 95% of patients should have their antibiotic indication recorded.

≥ 95% of patients should be prescribed an antibiotic as per local guidelines.


NHSGGC was one of only 3 healthboards to achieve both targets.  Data, for 4257 patients admitted to medical receiving wards between April 2011 and March 2014, showed that:

98% (median) of patients had an antibiotic indication documented.

95% (median) of patients had an antibiotic prescribed as per local guidelines.


The Antimicrobial Management Team would like to thank all staff involved in helping to achieve this target.