Why it matters: Resistance to trimethoprim is increasing, and therefore NICE guidelines recommend that nitrofurantoin is used first for empirical treatment of urinary tract infections unless there is a low risk of trimethoprim resistance.
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
Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.