Presentations from the NECS Antimicrobial Stewardship Event November 2015

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The NECS Medicines Optimisation Team hosted an antimicrobial stewardship event on 19th November 2015, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week and supporting Public Health England’s Antibiotic Guardian campaign.

Key note presentations

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship: a national picture  Stuart Brown, HCAI and AMR Project Lead, NHS England, and Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Antibiotic Sensitivity in the North East with a Focus on UTI Professor Kate Gould, Lead Public Health Microbiologist North East England, Public Health England, and Dr Simon Howard, Public Health Speciality Registrar, Public Health England

Supporting Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary Care Professor Cliodna McNulty, Head of Primary Care Unit, Public Health England

Workshop presentations

Clostridium difficile in Primary Care Dr Deepa Nayar, Consultant Microbiologist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Management of Suspected Bacterial Urinary Tract Infections in Older People Jane Lawson, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG

Planning the Delivery of TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit Professor Cliodna McNulty, Head of Primary Care Unit, Public Health England

Troubled Waters: Urinary Tract Infection in Older People Benjamin Kelly-Fatemi, Lead Pharmacist for Newcastle Care Homes Project, NECS