Watch this Public Health England video to reduce antibiotic prescribing

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Its imperative that we reduce our dependence on antibiotics. The more antibiotics that are prescribed, the more the likelihood of antibiotic resistance occurring. Public Health England have launched an excellent educational video fronted by Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, to encourage people not to ask their doctors for antibiotics. One of the doctors on the video says antibiotic …

Kevin Hollinrake MP: Q&A on antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotic Research UK has been working closely over the past few years with Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, on raising the issue of antibiotic resistance with government and ministers, as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a cause which he feels strongly about. This month, ANTRUK sat down with Kevin Hollinrake MP, to discuss AMR, and what can be done …

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Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, to give ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

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Antibiotic Research UK is delighted to announce that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Dame Sally Davies, will be giving our 2017 Annual Lecture, which will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in the Attlee Room at Portcullis House, Westminster.  The programme for the afternoon’s event can be found HERE. Dame Sally has been a vital figure in …

Tender documents released to carry out a second phase of research on antibiotic resistance breakers

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Following a highly successful first phase, Antibiotic Research UK is gearing up to begin the second phase of its research programme into Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs). Tender documents have now been released, and the charity is currently accepting applications from the scientific community for the next stage of its research. In ANTRUK’s first major research programme, researchers succeeded in identifying …

Antiques Roadshow presenter David Battie: “Antibiotic resistance nearly cost me my leg” 

Claire Williamson Patient stories

David Battie has returned to the Antiques Roadshow where his familiar face can once again be seen offering advice to visitors and valuing their treasured items. His sudden absence from the show back in 2012 created quite a stir. What many viewers and fans did not realise was that his absence was caused by an unfortunate accident that resulted in …

Antibiotic Research UK in the news

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Over the last month, Antibiotic Research UK has been appearing in the news, with both Professor Colin Garner, chief executive at ANTRUK, and Emily Morris, an ANTRUK ambassador, featuring in interviews and news articles. Towards the end of May, Professor Garner was interviewed for the Pharmaceutical Journal, with regards to G20 health leaders meeting in Berlin and signing a declaration …

ANTRUK’s Education Committee gathers for first official meeting

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Antibiotic Research UK has three main goals: developing new antibiotic therapies, providing patient support and educating the public on sensible use of antibiotics and the threats of overuse. To address the third goal, Antibiotic Research UK held its first formal Education Committee meeting. The aim of the committee is to provide guidance to the charity on educational programmes and materials, …

Ambiente Tapas Restaurant, York raises nearly £1000 for ANTRUK

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We were delighted to receive nearly £1,000 from the Ambiente Tapas Restaurant, Goodramgate, York as their Charity of the Month.  Every table was asked to add a £1 donation to their bill which was donated to ANTRUK. On top of this the restaurant management gave a £500 donation to the charity. This charity of the month scheme is a brilliant …

STOP PRESS – Five questions on antibiotic resistance sent to party leaders

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Antibiotic resistance doesn’t seem to be discussed much during the current UK election. Its just BREXIT, BREXIT, BREXIT. To try and move the conversation around to a topic which affects every ones lives, is non-political and if not tackled now could mean the end of modern medicine, ANTRUK has sent the following five questions to the main party leaders. We …

An update from our Science Committee

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ANTIBIOTIC RESEARCH UK (ANTRUK) SCIENCE COMMITTEE RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT The focus of ANTRUK is finding ways to save our current antibiotics to fill the gap before new ones become available. Discovery of new antibiotics is a lengthy and risky enterprise with no guarantee of success, so we need to help safeguard medicine over the coming years by breaking the resistance …

London Marathon 2017: Q&A with Ben Blackwell

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After his exhausting run in the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2017, Antibiotic Research UK caught up with Ben Blackwell, who ran the 26.2 miles on behalf of our charity, along with his brother Marc. We found out how Ben got on with his training and the reasons he had chosen to run on our behalf. Please thank Ben …

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Calling All Cyclists: ANTRUK welcomes you to join the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire team

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Dental surgeon and ANTRUK volunteer, Sarah Glover is organising a team of cyclists for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire on 30th April 2017. A team of 12 is already in place and there are 50 places to fill, so if you are interested in being part of the team, please do get in touch. The goal is to raise £150 …

Introducing Emily Morris, an Antibiotic Research UK ambassador

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At the last Antibiotic Research UK AGM, Emily Morris, an ambassador for our charity, spoke very openly about her experience of living with an antibiotic resistant infection. Emily is a young mother, a daughter, and a fiancée. Antibiotic resistance does not just affect her, but her family, friends, and all those around her. Like Emily, there are thousands of people currently …

We’re excited at the appointment of Tolla Curle as new Trustee

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The Trustees have recognised for some time that someone with a finance background was needed to broaden the expertise of the current Trustees. After a painstaking search, we are delighted to announce that Tolla Curle has agreed to join the Trustees. Tolla has a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and trained as an accountant at PWC …

“Resistance” – An Excellent Drama and an Eerie Warning

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Val McDermid’s radio play Resistance, broadcast on Radio 4, with lead actor Gina McKee, concluded last Friday on a chilling note. Her calculated vision of a world beset with a lethal bacterium immune to antibiotics not only carried a compelling story, but also engaged with the core elements of the debate on AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance). The origins of the outbreak, …

Wanted – Cyclists for the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive – Sunday 30 April 2017

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Here is your opportunity for you to ride the route of the Tour de Yorkshire professional cycle race on Sunday 30 April. We still have some places left for riders, so if you want to hear the cheers of the crowd, raise money to fight antibiotic resistance and generally feel good about yourself why not contact Sarah Glover to register …

Last few days to buy tickets – come bet on the Bark de Triomphe, 1 August 2017 at Beverley Race Course, Yorkshire

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Our Beverley Race Day is rapidly approaching. Thanks to the sterling work of one of our volunteers Benoit Guerin and his team we have already raised £1000s to fund our mission to tackle antibiotic resistance. Its still not too late to buy tickets. Click HERE to go the Beverley Race Course site. The race day is at  Beverley Race Course and …

ANTRUK’s Parliamentary Diary

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We have been working for the past couple of years with Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton on  raising the issue of antibiotic resistance as often as possible with the Government and Ministers. Kevin has been extremely supportive of our work and as he is the MP for the constituency where ANTRUK was created and operates from we have …

2016 Annual Report and Accounts finalised – a year of growth and progress

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We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Annual Report and Accounts have been approved by our Trustees and are now finalised. 2016 was a year of growth and expansion for us. As the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistant infections, we; started Stage 1 of our Research Programme increased our income by nearly 30% to £235,000 held a …

BBC 4 Radio drama ‘Resistance’ broadcast; a story about the nightmare scenario of an AMR pandemic

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A mystery illness erupts at a North East Music Festival. What can it be? A brand new three part drama on BBC Radio 4 started at 2.15pm on 3 March with further episodes on 10 and 17 March. Written by renowned crime writer Val McDermid with actor Gina McKee (Our Friends in the North, Notting Hill) playing the lead role …

Profile of our Fundraisers

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As a very young charity determined to tackle antibiotic resistance we can only do this by raising funds from Trusts and Foundations, major donors, corporations and private individuals. To make our charity stand out from the crowd requires a particular type of person who has great personal skills, good knowledge about our mission, has great organisaitonal skills and can argue …