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Hospitals and GPs are offered incentives to reduce antibiotic prescribing

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1499 (Published 14 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1499
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

GPs and hospitals in England will be given incentives to reduce the number of antibiotics they prescribe, in an effort to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

NHS England announced that, from April 2016, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will receive extra funding if they reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed in primary care either by 4% or down to the average performance level of 2013-14. The incentive is part …

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