We know that many patients are turning up at surgeries locally saying their sore throats have lasted over 5 days and therefore needing antibiotics. Some have cited pharmacies as having advised them to do so.
Our practice pharmacy colleague (Kathryn Featherstone) has provided us with a resources that may help you when dealing with sore throats. This may also be useful as a piece of CPD.
The help sheet (based on what the GPs / Nurses use) may help to guide pharmacists as to whether patients might need antibiotics for common respiratory conditions - including the Centor Criteria for sore throats and a graph to show how long patients should expect to have their symptoms.