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RightCare UTI Focus Pack dashboard

The metrics reported in this dashboard have been developed by the RightCare programme in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement and are designed to support Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led improvement in the management of lower UTI in people aged 70 and over.

Sign in to the FutureNHS collaboration platform to view the CCG level RightCare UTI Focus Pack. (Go to 'Specialities', then 'Urology'). You will need to register as an NHS Futures member to access the packs. 

RightCare urinary tract infection (UTI) comparators show prescribing patterns for patients treated with antibiotics for UTIs.

Clinicians developed them to support better prescribing. They let you see variation and identify areas of interest for further investigation and patient review. They do not show good or bad prescribing.

The comparators for lower urinary tract infections are the:

  • combined antibiotic items prescribed per 1,000 oral antibacterials (BNF 5.1 sub-set) items based STAR-PU (2013)
  • Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) for combined antibiotic items prescribed per 1,000 oral antibacterials (BNF 5.1 sub-set) cost based on Specific Therapeutic group Age-sex Related Prescribing Units (STAR-PU) (2013)
  • combined antibiotic items prescribed to patients aged 70 years plus, per 1,000 patient list size aged 70 years plus

Other comparators are:

  • Number of nitrofurantoin items prescribed to patients aged 70 years plus, per 1,000 patient list size aged 70 years plus.
  • Number of trimethoprim items prescribed to patients aged 70 years plus, per 1,000 patient list size aged 70 years plus.
  • Number of trimethoprim items prescribed to patients aged 70 years plus, as a proportion of all trimethoprim items prescribed.
  • Number of oral cephalosporin items prescribed per 1,000 oral antibacterials (BNF 5.1 sub-set) items based STAR-PU (2013).
  • Total NIC for oral cephalosporin items prescribed, per 1,000 oral antibacterials (BNF 5.1 sub-set) cost-based STAR-PU (2013).
  • Number of unique people of all ages prescribed trimethoprim more than once in any 3 consecutive months within the 12 month period.

RightCare UTI Focus Pack Specification (Word: 585KB)

If you’re registered, you can access the RightCare UTI Focus Pack dashboard on ePACT2.

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