Health Matters

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

All women aged between 16 and 65 years old with uncomplicated urine infections should be referred to:-

Pharmacist, who will assess and prescribe if required. Patients who cannot be referred to Pharmacist include:

. Patients allergic to Trimethoprim

. If unwell with fever, vomiting or back pain

. Haematuria (blood in urine)

. Pregnant

. Diabetic

. Recent treatment for UTI in last month or more than 3 UTI's in the last 12 months

. Patients over 65 years old

. Children under 16 years old

. All males.

These patients should be offered a telephone appointment, in the first instance with an ANP,who will assess and determine whether they need to be seen. 



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