Why it matters: Resistance to trimethoprim is increasing, and therefore Public Health England is recommending that nitrofurantoin is used first for empirical treatment of urinary tract infections.
You can read our paper on the implementation of this guidance in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Description: Trimethoprim as a percentage of prescribing of nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim
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.