GPs praised for 'dramatic' cut in antibiotic prescriptions
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GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the number of antibiotics they give to patients, latest figures show. NHS Improvement says prescriptions for all types of antibiotic were down by more than 2.6 million on the previous year to about 34 million in 2015-16. They say it is a "fantastic result" and shows doctors are being careful not to over-prescribe them. It is part of a wider drive to stop harmful infections developing resistance to antibiotics. In the UK, the largest
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