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.



Denise Rabbette registered as a Pharmacist in 1996.  After completing a clinical diploma and moving into primary care and community services, she supported the Metropolitan Police to develop PGDs for use by nurses in custody suites before accepting a position as the Head of Medicines Management where she developed a support structure for Non-Medical Prescribers and embedded protected time in the workplace for reflective practice.  In 2006 she emigrated to Egypt and worked as the healthcare correspondent for ‘Sharm Reality Magazine’ which was a lifestyle magazine intended for tourists and the ex-patriot population.  On her return to the UK she took a position as a QoF assessor and PRIMIS facilitator and worked within Care Homes to reduce anticholinergic burden, reducing the use of antipsychotics and deprescribing.  In 2015 she qualified as a prescriber and this led to the development of clinics for pain and atrial fibrillation management within GP practices. This opportunity then led to a position as an associate lecturer at the Medway School of Pharmacy.  In 2016 she returned to a role as the Head of Medicines Optimisation taking responsibility for ensuring that the CCG commissions pathways and treatments that are evidence based and cost effective. In 2021 she left this role to increase her hours at Medway School of Pharmacy and works at a GP practice as the Lead Clinical Pharmacist.