Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan 2014-18 (ScotMARAP2)

A document detailing the action plan for the management of antimicobial resistance 2014-18 in Scotland.

Action Plan: NHS boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees (ADTCs)

The primary role of NHS boards is to support and maintain an active and effective Antimicrobial Management Teams (AMT) as a sub group of their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC).

NHS boards must also ensure local organisational structures for clinical governance and risk management are in place to support antimicrobial stewardship and the broader HAI agenda.

The key deliverables for ADTCs are:

  • Maintain reporting structures within NHS boards to ensure that antimicrobial stewardship remains a high priority. (Area 2)
  • Ensure board-level accountability for antimicrobial stewardship through the ADTC Chair and/or direct reporting to the NHS board Medical director. (Area 2)
  • Maintain a local joint formulary for primary and secondary care aligned with national guidance on antimicrobial use. (Area 2)
  • Continue to disseminate and ensure implementation of guidance and advice from SAPG regarding antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial utilisation at NHS board level across hospital and community settings. (Areas 2 & 3)


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