The graph below shows your trends in topical antibioic prescribing over the past two years.* If you are
following best practice guidance you should see a decrease in the use of fusidic acid and an increase in hydrogen peroxide and iodine.
* The large decrease in mupirocin dispensing in 2016 was due to low/no stock during this time
The graph below allows you to compare your trends in fusidic acid and mupirocin prescribing with
comparator practices over the past two years. This is standardised to a rate of prescribing per 1000 enrolled
patients. If your prescribing of fusidic acid is much higher than your comparators, it may be a good idea to
undertake an audit to investigate the indications you have prescribed this for.
Your comparator is the average prescribing rate of ten practices whose patient populations are similar to yours in: gender, age, deprivation and ethnicity.
How was the rate calculated?
If, for example, your practice had 10 prescriptions for fusidic acid dispensed in Q1, 2016, and there were a total of 1500 patients enrolled in your
practice in this time period, we would divide 10 by 1500 and then multiply by 1000 to get a rate of 6.7 dispensed prescriptions per 1000 patients,
that you could then compare to other practices.
To download a printable version of your prescribing
reports, go to the reports section of your my bpac
Also see the article related to this report:
Topical antibiotics: keep reducing use