NHS England (EoE) webinar Acute Urinary Tract Infection in Primary Care

25th June 2024 13.00-1400pm

Via Teams

NHS England (EoE) will be holding a regional webinar for our primary care colleagues for treating patients with acute Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Please see attached flyer for sharing with your colleagues who may be interesting in attending too.  The webinar will be recorded and shared on our FutureNHS regional page East of England Region – Antimicrobial Resistance Programme – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

Why is this webinar important?

The management and treatment of acute Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in primary care is complex, getting it right is vital to prevent complications, improve quality of life for patients and for promoting antimicrobial stewardship.

UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections managed in general practice and are major drivers of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. As new data shows they have led to more than 800,000 admissions to hospitals across the country over the past five years. Between 2018-19 and 2022-23 ,  there were over 1.8 million hospital admissions involving UTIs– the majority of which involved patients aged 65 and older (This includes admissions because of UTIs as well as those for another reason where the patient also had a UTI)

UTIs are one of the leading causes of life-threatening E. coli bloodstream infections in England and are a major contributor to the burden of antibiotic resistant infections in this country. A quarter of urine samples analysed in the first half of 2023 had bacteria resistant to a common type of antibiotic used in treatment.

If left unmanaged UTIs can lead to severe infection, sepsis, and in the most serious cases death.

What will be covered in this webinar?

The hour-long webinar will discuss the prevention and treatment of acute UTIs in different patient groups; non-pregnant and pregnant women, men, over 65s, patients with a catheter and care home residents. The webinar will focus on sharing best practice and resources available in primary care.

Who is this webinar suitable for?

The webinar is suitable for GPs, pharmacy teams and nursing teams working in the following settings: General practice, Care Homes, Community pharmacy and ICBs

Will recurrent UTIs also be discussed?

This webinar will not focus on recurrent UTIs, NICE is currently reviewing its guidance and once released a separate webinar will be arranged.

UTI flyer

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