About the Authors

Preet Panesar

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Alisdair Jones

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Alicia Aldous

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Katharina Kranzer

Affiliations Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Eamus Halpin

Affiliation Horizon Strategic Partners, Leeds, United Kingdom

Helen Fifer

Affiliation Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Bruce Macrae

Affiliation Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Carmel Curtis

Affiliation Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Gabriele Pollara

g.pollara@ucl.ac.uk

Affiliations Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, Division of Infection & Immunity, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests. EH is employed by and is a shareholder in Horizon Strategic Partners (the owners of MicroGuide). Horizon Strategic Partners supplied the data on app usage. EH was not involved in the study design, data collection, or interpretation of the study results. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter our adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The other authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PP BM CC GP. Performed the experiments: PP AJ AA EH HF. Analyzed the data: KK GP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KK GP. Wrote the paper: PP KK BM CC GP.