Webinar Four

Back-up prescriptions

In Webinar 4 Paul Little introduces the concepts of medicalising illness, discusses the evidence for "back-up or delayed" prescribing for many common infections and suggests some tips to help you in daily practice. How do you do back up?

Webinar & Speaker

In Webinar 4 Professor Paul Little presents data on the benefit of antibiotics for uncomplicated infections, the effect of antibiotic prescribing on medicalisation of infection, and the place and benefits of back-up antibiotics in daily GP practice.

Professor Paul Little has been a GP for 20 years and is Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton. His major research interests are in facilitating self-help and behaviour change for both acute and chronic conditions, the management of infections (including antibiotic use, antibiotic prescribing strategies, and antimicrobial resistance), patient-centred consulting, and the investigation of complementary approaches.

The webinar was led by Professor Cliodna McNulty, head of PHE Primary Care Unit.

The Q&A included Dr Stephen Granier, a practicing GP in Bristol and the current RCGP TARGET antibiotics clinical champion.

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