Guidance for community prescribing


For guidance for community prescribing read the 2017 edition of the bpacnz antibiotics guide.


Guidance for hospital prescribing


Regional antimicrobial treatment guidance is available online and via mobile phone applications.


If you work in Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), Te Toka Tumai (Auckland), Waitematā and Counties Manukau, you can download the Script App. Note: these links will also take you to the Starship paediatric developed guidance when it is launched.



If you work in Whanganui, Capital Coast & Hutt Valley and Wairarapa regions, you can download the Empiric App.



If you work in Waikato, Hauora a Toi (Bay of Plenty) and Southern regions, you can download the Microguide App.



If you work in Waitaha Canterbury, West Coast or South Canterbury regions you can access the Pink Book antimicrobial guidelines.




Published antibiograms


See the LabPLUS website for the Annual Cumulative Susceptibility Data for Te Toka Tumai (Auckland).


The New Zealand National Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Committee (NZNAC) is publishing regional antibiograms as they become available.


See the NZNAC website for more information about:


  • Combined Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley and Wairarapa hospitals antibiogram 2016
  • Nelson Marlborough Hospital and community antibiogram 2016
  • Hauora a Toi (Bay of Plenty) hospital and community and Waikato community antibiogram 2016.