Summary of NICE guidance for Pneumonia (antimicrobial prescribing)

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

During the COVID-19 pandemic please go see NICE rapid guidelines on managing pneumonia in the community and pneumonia in hospital.

Otherwise, visit NICE to check for recent updates to this guidance.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 121, September 2019 includes two antimicrobial prescribing guidelines: Community-acquired pneumonia (NICE NG138)  and Hospital-acquired pneumonia (NICE NG139).

(This website entry checked October 2020)