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NICE have recently reviewed a study published in the BMJ in a new medicine’s evidence commentary which evaluates new evidence and highlights areas for improvement in clinical practice.

The publication by HERC researcher Koen Pouwels looks at the duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care. The findings suggest that guidance on antibiotic use is not being implemented as well as it could be in all areas which may lead to antibiotic overuse.

BMJ 2019;364:l440http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l440