Drug Status Key

  • Non-Specialist Drugs
  • Specialist recommendation (or initiation where noted)
  • Specialist Initiation WITH Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist ONLY Drugs
  • Mixed Status - See individual drug entries for more details


  • First Line
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • No Preference

Antimicrobial Guidance

Primary care prescribing guidance:

NICE and PHE - Summary of Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidance - Managing Common Infections (Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham and mid-Sussex and East Sussex ONLY)

South Central Antimicrobial Network (SCAN) Guidelines (Coastal West Sussex ONLY)

Secondary care prescribing guidance:

East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) Adult Antimicrobial Guide

University Hospital Sussex (UHSx) Antimicrobial Guide

General prescribing guidance:

Antimicrobial stewardship | Topic | NICE