Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prescribing

In Primary Care In Ireland 2014/2015

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Principles for Antimicrobial Prescribing

About these Guidelines


1 To provide a simple, best guess approach to the treatment of common infections

2 To promote the safe and effective use of antibiotics

3 To minimise the emergence of bacterial resistance in the community

This site is provided by the HSE and RCPI Clinical Programme on HCAI and AMR Prevention, working with the ICGP. It aims to provide GPs with a quick reference guide to antibiotic prescribing.

Useful Links

Visit the HSE’s Antibiotics Home Page.

Visit the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Visit the ICGP website.

Visit the Health Products Regulatory Authority for SPCs for products licensed in Ireland.

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