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Out of Hospital management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in elderly patients

Public Health England has developed a number of resources/tools for the treatment of UTIs in older adults including the TARGET UTI leaflet and UTI diagnostics tool.  

Health Education England has also commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with PHE’s Primary Care Unit on the treatment of UTIs in older adults for all out of hospital health and social care workers, introducing resources that can be used to diagnose, manage and prevent UTIs in out of hospital settings. It also promotes ‘To Dip or Not to Dip’ that aims to improve the management of urinary tract infections in older people in nursing home care.

There are also links to educational and practical resources for health and care workers to share with patients and carers.

The film and resources are available on the e-LfH AMR site.                                                  

There is also a recently launched HEE film available on antimicrobial stewardship for GPs