Views on how to implement
CRP POCT in general practice
Concerns on implementing
CRP POCT in general practice
Declined CRP
  1. Not feasible in a small practice.

  1. Increase appointment length.

  2. Reluctance to change.

  3. Patients will go ‘antibiotic shopping’ regardless of result.

Control practices
  1. Training on CRP machine and interpreting results.

  2. Locate in minor ailment clinic.

  3. Access by all clinicians.

  4. Adapt clinical workflow.

  5. Use NICE guidance.

  1. Time management in busy clinic.

  2. Cost implications to the practice.