Public Health England (PHE) established the Antibiotic Guardian campaign to help protect antibiotics and improve knowledge about antibiotic resistance. This campaign supports the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018, which sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance.
The campaign, which takes a One Health approach, calls on everyone in the UK (the public, animal and human healthcare communities) to become Antibiotic Guardians by choosing one simple pledge about how they will make better use of these vital medicines.
Go to http://antibioticguardian.com/ to find out more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, job title and organisation. Numbers are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to book your place.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.
Why it is relevant to you: Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work.
What we want you to do: To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics. November 18th is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. As part of that we’re asking everyone in the UK, the public and the medical community to become Antibiotic Guardians.
Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save this vital medicine from becoming obsolete.
Visit http://antibioticguardian.com/ to find out more and pledge your support.