Why it matters: Co-amoxiclav, cephalosporins and quinolones are broad spectrum antibiotics that can be used when others have failed. It is important that they are used sparingly, to avoid drug-resistant bacteria developing. This measure looks at the quantity of these prescribed, versus the broad class of similar antibiotics.
Description: Number of prescription items for co-amoxiclav, cephalosporins and quinolones as a percentage of total prescription items for cephalosporins, macrolides, metronidazole tinidazole & ornidazole, penicillins, quinolones, sulphonamides & trimethoprim, tetracyclines and drugs for urinary-tract infections.
CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.