Tuesday 15th November between 8pm-10pm.
HOSTED by WePharmacists, Public Health England and PharmacyinPractice.Scot using #WePH and#AntibioticGuardian; in collaboration with Royal Pharmaceutical Society, PSNC, CPPE, Pharmacy Voice, UKCPA-Pharmacy Infection Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Community Pharmacy Scotland, and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK.
Antibiotic resistance is a huge public health problem. There is a consensus across all healthcare professions that collectively we need to act.
We have gathered together leading pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and some of the most influential pharmacy organisations in the UK to lead the discussion on this topic. Hopefully you can be there, join in and share the important messages around antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotics are used widely around the world to treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. The effectiveness of these antibiotics is decreasing at an alarming rate. To compound this problem the development of new antibiotics has slowed dramatically.
Every time we take an antibiotic there is a risk that resistant strains develop. Antibiotics are used on a daily basis for many routine medical procedures:
- Hip or knee replacements.
- Organ transplants.
- Cancer surgery.
How can our pharmacy teams help help?
As pharmacy professionals we all have a role in antibiotic stewardship, educating patients and working with other professionals to promote the safe and effective use of antibiotics. There are a number of ways to help. Carefully re-visiting the usual duration of symptoms for common conditions encountered in the community pharmacy is a really good place to start.
@JohnathanLaird – RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board member, editor PharmacyinPractice.Scot.
@rosshferguson – Community Pharmacist, medical writer, editor PharmacyinPractice.Scot.
@reenabarai – Community Pharmacist, Owner S.G. Barai Pharmacy.
@DrDianeAshiru – Pharmacist Lead, AMR Programme PHE.
@HemsworthAlison – Asst. Head of Primary Care Policy. (Pharmacy & Dispensing Doctors) NHS England.
@harpal81 – Chair Antimicrobial Resistance Expert Advisory Group and Medical adviser for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
@PaulaCPPE – Lead Pharmacist, Learning development, Centre for Pharmacist Postgraduate Education (CPPE).
@FennTess – President, APTUK.
@AntibioticLeeds – Consultant Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Committee member UKCPA-Infection management network.
@pollyOh21 – Rotational Clinical Pharmacist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, Joint Lead Antibiotic Guardian Healthcare Students campaign.
@OsenadiaJE – Pharmacy Studen, Kings College London, Joint Lead Antibiotic Guardian Healthcare Students campaign.
@elizbeech – National Project Lead, Healthcare Acquired Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance NHS Improvement and Prescribing Advisor NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG
@rob_darracott – Chief Executive, Pharmacy Voice.
@fidelma_magee – Principle pharmacist with an interest in Antimicrobials, Northern Health and Social care trust, Northern Ireland.
@CPWYRobbie – CEO, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire.
@luvjitkandula – Chief Officer, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Pharmaceutical Committee
@MattBarclay11 – Director of operations, Community Pharmacy Scotland.
@Rosieanntaylor – Head of Service Development at Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).
@cppeGPeducation – GP clinical pharmacist at Holbrooks health team and GP Education Supervisor, GP Pharmacist Training Pathway CPPE.
@RSeal_NHSI – Chief Pharmacist, NHS Improvement. Lead RPS Birmingham and Solihull.