Invasive Group A Strep information

Numark information team have had an increasing number of questions regarding the increase in levels of Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) infections.

The UKHSA has issued guidance which highlights the characteristics, diagnosis and management of group A streptococci infections, it can be accessed below:

Interim Clinical Guidance

We understand that pharmacy teams are having great difficulty obtaining supplies of certain antibiotics, especially in liquid form and are being asked by prescribers for advice on how to use solid dose medications in children who cannot swallow tablets or capsules. The Specialist Pharmacy Service has produced some guidance on using solid dosage antibiotics in this off licence way, it can be accessed below:

Solid dose medication advice for children

If you require any additional support contact the Information Services team on 0800-7835709 option 2