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 …

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

Claire Williamson Get involved

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

Claire Williamson Patient stories

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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

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 …

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“Resistance” – An Excellent Drama and an Eerie Warning

Claire Williamson Learn more

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, …

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

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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Save the Date – come bet on the Bark de Triomphe, 1 August 2017 at Beverley Race Course, Yorkshire

Colin Garner Uncategorised

We are delighted that Beverley Race Course has agreed to designate their 1 August 2017 Roll Up Roll Up race meeting as a day to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK. Regarded as one of the finest race courses in the North of England and with a true family atmosphere, the course is over 300 years old. Whether you’re an enthusiast …

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ANTRUK’s Parliamentary Diary

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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Profile of our Fundraisers

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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2017 Events Calendar – Please Support Our Volunteers Who Are Fundraising For Us

Colin Garner Uncategorised

We already have a busy schedule of events lined up in 2017 and we would like you to support our volunteers who are running, cycling and doing other events for us. Our first major sporting event is the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire. The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire …

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Save the Date; Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer to give ANTRUK Annual Lecture on Wednesday 11 October 2017

Colin Garner Uncategorised

We are delighted to announce that the Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies DBE, FMedSci, FRS will give our 2017 Annual Lecture. Dame Sally is one of the prime movers in highlighting the problem of antibiotic resistance to the world. She has been active in raising the profile of bacterial resistance and was instrumental in persuading the then …


Sunday Telegraph publishes Letter to the Editor – ‘Unite to face the threat of antibiotic resistance’

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Professor Colin Garner, ANTRUK’s Chief Executive gets Sunday Telegraph Letter to the Editor published on Sunday 18 December 2016 about medical charities with a common interest in tackling antibiotic resistance working together.  The text of the Letter is below; SIR – Your report on the possible underestimate of antibiotic-resistant sepsis deaths is deeply concerning, particularly as sepsis is not alone in causing …

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First research programme identifies potential antibiotic resistance breakers

Claire Williamson Uncategorised

New research shows promising leads to fight antibiotic resistance Antibiotic Research UK’s first research programme finds a number of drugs that can break antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria  Key findings include: ANTRUK has investigated ways to break resistance to the five main antibiotic classes including our last resort carbapenems and polymyxins Over 1500 drugs screened against four species of antibiotic …

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Great British Tea Party 2016 – thousands of pounds raised to fund our programmes

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Our second annual Great British Tea Party has been a resounding success.  Money is still coming in but we raised thousands of pounds towards our goal of tackling antibiotic resistance. GBTPs are the charity’s main national annual fundraising event and Tea Parties have been held all over the UK The Tea Party’s kept everyone busy with baking cakes, making pots …


New research reveals positive evidence that prescribing of antibiotics by GPs is decreasing faster than ever

Claire Williamson Uncategorised

Official NHS Digital data also shows that prescribing for winter colds has reduced significantly Antibiotic Research UK and EXASOL release antibiotic prescription data analysis ahead of European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18th November and The Great British Tea Party – Antibiotic Research UK’s national fundraising event. Key findings include: •    The national prescribing rate has fallen by over 5% in …


Brothers Ben and Marc Blackwell to run 2017 Virgin Money London marathon – they need your help

Colin Garner Uncategorised

For the first time this year we applied for and received a ballot entry for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. We are delighted that Ben Blackwell has taken up our ballot place and wish him luck in reaching his target of £2,500.  Ben is the fiancee of Emily Morris, an AMR sufferer who’s story you can read here.  Ben …

ANTRUK welcomes Dr David Wareham Queen Mary University London to Science Committee

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Our Science Committee performs a very important role for our charity by overseeing our research programmes. ANTRUK depends on attracting the best scientists and clinicians to work with us to deliver on our goal of bringing one new antibiotic therapy to the clinic by the early 2020’s. We are delighted therefore that Dr David Wareham, Queen Mary University, London has …


Attention North Yorkshire residents – Professor Colin Garner to give talk on AMR at Helmsley Arts Centre – 17 November 2016

Colin Garner Uncategorised

As part of the 2016 Helmsley Arts Centre programme, Professor Colin Garner, the charity’s Chief Executive is giving a talk at 7.30pm on 17 November 2016 titled ‘Antibiotic Resistance: a Looming Medical Catastrophe’.  Tickets cost just £7.50 and all profits will go to the charity.  Tickets can be purchased online here Colin’s talk will be followed by a Q&A with himself …

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Ed Whiting gives ANTRUK’s Inaugural Lecture followed by AMR patient talks, description of research programmes and Call to Action

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Ed Whiting, Director of Policy and Chief of Staff at the Wellcome Trust gave our First Inaugural Lecture (see Ed’s talk here) on 24 October 2016 in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster to an invited audience consisting of MPs, members of the House of the Lords, ANTRUK Members and the general public. The event was a great success with …