Prescribing Antibiotics

Non-Medical Prescribing Update Training

1 day

Up to 35 delegates.

The Course Aim 

To update participants in a variety of infections and their treatments


Learning outcomes 

By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:
• Pathogenicity
• The chain of infection
• Antimicrobial difficile
• Non-antibiotic methods: Better hygiene
• Resistance
• Antibiotic use
• Respiratory tract infections
• Urinary tract infections


Course content 

• Influences of antibiotic prescribing including the pharmacology of the main antibiotic drug groups
• The evidence base behind antibiotic prescribing for common infections
• Resistance issues
• Competency in clinical assessment skills
• Key issues around infection control
• Communicating with patients

Participants will be sent a workbook to complete prior to the course in order to enable them to get the most out of the “Prescribing Antibiotics” study day. Participants should bring a BNF with them.



Our trainer Jerome Durodie, is a recently retired clinical lecturer.  Prior to retirement he had been at Medway School of Pharmacy since 2008 and had more recently concentrated on post graduate teaching.

Jerome was a community pharmacist (both as manager and regular locum) and was Prescribing Advisor at East Surrey PCT from 2000 – 2007.  He was Public Health Pharmacist at Surrey PCT until 2008.  He has been a National Prescribing Centre (NPC+) therapeutics trainer (2003-2010) training healthcare professionals on various therapeutic topic updates. Jerome maintains an active teaching interest working alongside CCGs and Non-Medical Prescribers as a guest speaker / trainer.  He regularly speaks at annual/national conferences for a variety of healthcare professionals.

Prior to (re)training in pharmacy, Jerome was a clinical microbiologist and worked in both NHS and industry.  He undertook research in aspects of antibiotic susceptibility and rapid detection systems (notably the establishment of flow cytometry and the role of altering water activity).

Jerome is a clinical medical expert to Anticoagulation Europe (ACE) providing input in part through ACE’s publication, Anticoagulation UK (formerly INReview).

Jerome’s areas of specialist interest cover antimicrobials & infectious diseases, anticoagulation and evidence based medicines (EBM).