FGDP(UK) Supports NICE decision on Guidance for Prophylaxis against Infective Endocarditis
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) welcomes the update to NICE guidance on prophylaxis against infective endocarditis and supports its recommendation that no changes be made to the original guidance published in 2008. We note the robustness of the process and methods used to carry out the review. We hope that the advice will be accepted by all healthcare professionals and that patients at risk of infective endocarditis are advised of the importance of maintaining good oral health.
The FGDP(UK)’s guidelines Antimicrobial Prescribing For General Dental Practitioners reflect the NICE guidance and with the increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance provide evidence based guidance for prudent prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship. This publication is freely available to view online and can be found here on the FGDP(UK) website. The FGDP(UK) will again be actively supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November and Public Health England’s Antibiotic pledge campaign in the same month.