Tag Archives: ams

Presentations from the NECS Antimicrobial Stewardship Event November 2015

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

Antimicrobial Stewardship Event 19th November 2015

Antimicrobial Stewardship: practical solutions for implementation in primary care

Thursday 19th November, Village Urban Resort, Newcastle, 9.30am – 4.00pm

In support of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18th November) and World Antibiotic Awareness Week (16th – 22nd November), the NECS Medicines Optimisation Team are hosting an exciting and informative day of discussion and interactive debate led by national and local experts and key opinion leaders.

Content of the day:

  • Key note speakers from NHS England and Public Health England
    • Dr Cliodna McNulty, Head of Public Health England Primary Care Unit, Consultant Microbiologist and Honorary Visiting Professor Cardiff University
    • Dr Tim Chadborn, Behavioural Insight Lead Researcher, Public Health England
    • Stuart Brown, NHS England HCAI and AMR Project Lead and Antibiotic Pharmacist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Choice of interactive workshops led by national and local experts, including:
    • RCGP TARGET toolkit
    • Behaviour change and antibiotic prescribing
    • Management of UTIs in care homes and the elderly
    • Management of C.difficile infection in primary care
  • Expert panel discussion of key themes and questions arising from the day

Who should attend?

Anyone in primary care with an interest in antibiotics and antimicrobial stewardship, including GPs, HCAI leads and antibiotic champions, non-medical prescribers, commissioning leads, and pharmacists.

To book your place

Email necsu.medicinescdd@nhs.net with your name, job title and organisation.  Numbers are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to book your place.