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185608 - Audit - General Practice National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS)

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Start Date
End Date
6 hours

To optimise antibiotic prescribing by reflecting on the results of the General Practice National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS) and implementing relevant quality improvement activities.

Relevance to General Practice

This activity is relevant to general practice as antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health today. In the Australian community there are increasing rates of some antimicrobial-resistance organisms.

Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of antimicrobial resistance. In Australia, 47 per cent of the population is prescribed at least one antibiotic each year, with 88 per cent of antibiotics being prescribed by GPs.

This activity will undertake an evidence-based approach using antibiotic prescribing data and meaningful analysis to drive antibiotic prescribing improvement activities.

It will provide GPs with a valuable learning experience in both terms of improving prescribing and learning how to develop practice-wide strategies for reducing antibiotic prescribing.

Learning outcomes
  • Interpret and reflect on the results of GP NAPS.
  • Identify and implement interventions to assist in appropriate antibiotic prescribing.
  • Review antibiotic prescription management and determine whether changes to clinical software default settings are required.
  • Use the Therapeutic Guidelines to identify evidence-based approaches to treating common infections.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Other
    Partnering organisations

    The University of Melbourne's Department of General Practice National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Activity sponsor


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    Victoria Harbour Medical Centre, Tenancy 2 & 3, 850 Collins St

    185608 - Audit - General Practice National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS)
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    6 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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