National community pharmacy audit of hydration messages to prevent acute kidney injury

This audit reports on more than 14,000 patients who visited community pharmacies across England in 2016. Hydration advice was provided to 94% of patients with urinary tract symptoms/infections. Data on prescriptions for urinary tract infections relevant to the antimicrobial resistance agenda was also collected.

The audit, linked to the prevention of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and recent NHS Patient Safety Alerts, was led by the NHS SPS Medicines Use and Safety Team, in collaboration with other national pharmacy organisations. The audit report and data collection documents are attached below.

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