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
Practices are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months, with the worst-performing at the top. Each chart shows the results for the individual practice, plus deciles across all practices in the NHS in England.