The primary outcome previously identified and as published in the Journal of Infection Prevention relates to the decline in sample numbers but primarily negative samples in the case of urine samples. We present the updated data for Hywel Dda and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Boards under the “Numbers” submenu.
We also have a pilot piece of work that we will return to when time allows, examining the improvement in clinical information
One of the newer Public Health Wales tools available to NHS in Wales users is Antibiotic Eye. At the moment, the Antibiotic Resistance analysis tool in under development but for now we have added a tab of “Antibiotic Resistance” which is where we will eventually explore through data collected by our colleagues. For us, this site will provide a touchpoint for us to assess from external assessment whether we are seeing the sorts of changes in resistance we hope to see. A part of this should be related to our narrative reporting work, although antibiotic stewardship activities and antibiotic guidelines are also important in this regard.
Taking out thousands of unnecessary samples from the health care system is also good for the planet, as we explain under the “Sustainability” tab.
Finally, there are a number of Resources that have been produced by the team to support the programme with a training manual, a competency assessment toolkit and an audit process to support the work within our United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) annual assessment process.