Wales Primary Care: Peezy Midstream adoption
13th January 2020
“Better outcomes for patients in the quickest and safest manner” is the overarching conclusion of a Public Health Wales Clinical Study on Peezy Midstream in primary care.
The study, published here for the first time, reveals that GPs can reap significant savings in cost, time and unnecessary microbiology investigations when using Peezy Midstream for patients presenting with symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
The Study, run under the auspices of the Cardiff and Wales University Health Board shows that the introduction of a simple triage process can identify UTI more efficiently, whilst delivering targeted and less unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, helping the fight against AMR and antibiotic immunity.
“Using the Peezy device in clinical practice has allowed us to completely transform how we approach caring for patients presenting with UTI symptoms. Care is now streamlined, avoiding the need for repeat samples and avoiding mixed growth culture results; meaning antibiotic prescriptions are far more appropriate,” reports Heather Crowley, project lead.
“From a clinical perspective we have seen the number of prescriptions for antibiotics reduce as well as the number of mixed growth culture results; we are able to get the best outcomes for our patients in the quickest and safest manner.”
GP Cluster meetings will roll out in January, to stimulate Peezy Midstream adoption across Wales’ Primary Care services.