Table 2

Themes and subthemes derived from thematic analysis of the data

1. Management of RTI in a GP consultation1.1 Understanding RTI 1.2 Patient assessment during consultation
2. Understanding and uses of delayed antibiotic prescribing2.1 Delayed antibiotic prescribing in the consultation 2.2 GP attitude towards delayed prescribing
3. Factors that influence the use of delayed antibiotic prescribing3.1 Influences on GP decision-making 3.2 Protecting the patient–practitioner relationship 3.3 Guidelines and policies
4. Views on the need for training4.1 What training should be given 4.2 Training delivery
  • GP, general practitioner; RTI, respiratory tract infection.