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BCS / SCTS Email

“Dear BCS/SCTS Member,


We are conducting a survey on behalf of the British Heart Valve Society (http://www.bhvs.org.uk/) on the attitudes of cardiologists to the NICE guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis.
The survey is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes.  However, there will be a prize draw for one entrant (iPad2 32GB or 16GB with Wi-Fi, or IPhone 4S 16GB (no contract), or Mac Mini 2.3GHz, 500GB) if you are prepared to leave your name and contact details. All responses and contact details will be kept confidential.

We know that prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis has fallen dramatically, but there are still thousands of prescriptions issued nationally each year. Although we think that most of these are issued to patients perceived to be at higher risk of endocarditis or its complications, we are trying to establish if this is the case. The ultimate aim is to conduct a trial to determine if NICE's approach is correct, or if the American/European approach is safer for patients.


Understanding various professional groups’ views is essential to determine if such a trial could be performed.
Please click on the link below (or paste it into your browser) to be taken to the survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TV6FSXT
Thank you for your time.
Dr Mark Dayer, Consultant Cardiologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

Professor Martin Thornhill, Professor or Oral Medicine, University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry

Professor John Chambers, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals”


Faculty of General Dental Practice Email

Survey request on behalf of the University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry

 

 

To members of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)



 

We are working with different dental professional groups to conduct a survey on the attitudes of dentists to the NICE guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis. A similar study is also being carried out on the views of cardiologists.

 

The survey is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes. However, there will be a prize draw for an iPad2 (16GB with Wi-Fi) for participating dentists prepared to leave their name and contact details. All responses and contact details will be kept confidential.



 

The NICE guidelines introduced in March 2008 recommended that dentists stop prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis as a means of preventing infective endocarditis. Currently, the UK is the only major country that has taken this step. Although the USA and the rest of Europe no longer give antibiotic prophylaxis to patients with a history of rheumatic fever or a heart murmur, they do still prescribe it for patients regarded as being at 'highest risk' from infective endocarditis such as those with a prosthetic heart valve, previous history of endocarditis and some congenital heart defects.

 

Since the introduction of the NICE guidelines, prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis by dentists in the UK has fallen by ~80%. However, there are still thousand of prescriptions for antibiotic prophylaxis written by dentists each year. There is anecdotal evidence that this residual prescribing is being directed at 'high risk' patients i.e. inline with American or European guidelines rather than NICE guidelines.



 

The aim of this survey is to find out what Dentists think about the NICE guidelines and to find out what they really do in practice about prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for their patients.

 

To take part in the survey please click on the link below (or paste it into your browser).



 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCSD9MG

 

Thank you for your time.



 

Professor Martin Thornhill, Professor or Oral Medicine, University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry

Dr Mark Dayer, Consultant Cardiologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

Professor John Chambers, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals”




BDA Newsletter




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http://www.bda.org/enews/2012-02/nice.aspx
“Survey on NICE guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis
On behalf of the University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry and the British Heart Valve Society and working with different dental professional groups a study is being undertaken to understand the attitudes of dentists to the NICE guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis. A similar study is also being carried out on the views of cardiologists. 
  
The survey is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes. There will be a prize draw for an iPad2 (16GB with Wi-Fi) for participating dentists prepared to leave their name and contact details. All responses and contact details will be kept confidential.
The NICE guidelines introduced in March 2008 recommended that dentists stop prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis as a means of preventing infective endocarditis. Currently, the UK is the only major country that has taken this step. Although the USA and the rest of Europe no longer give antibiotic prophylaxis to patients with a history of rheumatic fever or a heart murmur, they do still prescribe it for patients regarded as being at 'highest risk' from infective endocarditis such as those with a prosthetic heart valve, previous history of endocarditis and some congenital heart defects.
Since the introduction of the NICE guidelines, prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis by dentists in the UK has fallen by ~80%. However, there are still thousand of prescriptions for antibiotic prophylaxis written by dentists each year. There is anecdotal evidence that this residual prescribing is being directed at 'high risk' patients i.e. inline with American or European guidelines rather than NICE guidelines.
The aim of this survey is to find out what Dentists think about the NICE guidelines and to find out what they really do in practice about prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for their patients.
To take part in the survey please click on the link below (or paste it into your browser).
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCSD9MG
If you have already taken part in the survey as a member of another organisation, we would ask that you do not complete the survey a second time.

Thank you for your time.


Professor Martin Thornhill, Professor or Oral Medicine, University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry

Dr Mark Dayer, Consultant Cardiologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust



Professor John Chambers, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals”


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