Launch of MicroGuide(R) SCAN Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines App

Launch of MicroGuide(R) SCAN Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines App

 The South Central Antimicrobial Network (SCAN) Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community have been used across many CCGs for a number of years. These guidelines provide advice on the effective and safe treatment of infections commonly presenting in primary care and are based on NICE and Public Health England advice with input from local experts.

From 15th June 2020, the SCAN guidelines will be available on the digital platform MicroGuide<http://www.microguide.eu/> – this can be accessed as an app on a phone or tablet device or via a web viewer on a desktop computer or laptop. For a transition period these guidelines can also continue to be accessed as a pdf on the www.nhsantibioticguidelines.org.uk<http://www.nhsantibioticguidelines.org.uk/> website as well as via MicroGuide(R). To ensure that you have the most up to date version, please use the online link and do not save the pdf version on your computer, or print the guidelines. Please be reassured that both resources will be kept up to date while both are live online.

Accessing on your desktop:

​The guidelines can be accessed directly through the url https://viewer.microguide.global/SCAN/SCAN

This url will remain the same (even when individual  guidelines are updated) therefore consider adding this to your favourites.

Accessing on your phone/tablet:

The MicroGuide(R) app is available to download free from the App store (Apple) or Google Play (Android). Search for MicroGuide(R) in App Store/Google Play and download (as per icon below).

Once the user agreement has been reviewed you will be asked to create a profile. Many other CCGs and hospital Trusts use this platform for antimicrobial guidance so the appropriate guidance ‘South Central Antimicrobial Network’ will need to be selected from the list of guidelines available. Do not select the acute Trust that you are usually associated with as those will be the acute Trust guidelines. Complete other boxes as appropriate. Then click ‘Submit’.

Click inside the circle next to the ‘South Central Antimicrobial Network’ and finally on top left click ‘get selected guide’(for both Apple and Android users).

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