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 …

Antibiotic Research UK awards next phase of its research programme to LGC Ltd, UK

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Following the successful raising of funds by the charity for its next phase of research on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers, the Science Committee of Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), chaired by Professor Chris Dowson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Warwick recently reviewed the research bids resulting from the publication of its Tender Document.  Nine organisations including national and international contract research organisations …

The Antibiotic Research UK Great British Tea Party 2017 - 18th November 2017

The 2017 Great British Tea Party is almost here

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Take part in the Great British Tea Party and raise valuable funds for research, education and patient support! On Saturday 18th November 2017, Antibiotic Research UK will be hosting its annual Great British Tea Party, which will coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day. This year’s Great British Tea Party looks set to be bigger and better than ever! This is …

David Aaronovitch to give video talk at ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

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Antibiotic Research UK are pleased to announce that David Aaronovitch is to give a video talk at Antibiotic Research UK’s Annual Lecture 2017 David Aaronovitch – the British journalist, broadcaster, and author who is well known for his columns in The Times – will talk about his own experiences of suffering from an antibiotic resistance infection. David understands first-hand the severe …

Apply for tickets to hear Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer give Antibiotic Research UK’s Annual Lecture

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Tickets are now available to hear Dame Sally Davies give Antibiotic Research UK’s second Annual Lecture. The event takes place on Wednesday 11 October 2017 in the Attlee Room, Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster. Places are limited so please apply early. Tickets are free but if you would like to make a donation then please do – your money will …

Professor Christine Bond, Trustee at Antibiotic Research UK, meets the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland

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Trustee for ANTRUK and pharmacist at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Christine Bond, spoke recently with Rose Marie Parr, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland, about Scotland’s current strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and plans for tackling AMR in the future. As Scotland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Rose Marie provides professional leadership to NHS pharmaceutical care in Scotland and policy NHS pharmaceutical …

And they’re off – the runners and owners for the Bark de Triomphe – Beverley Race Course 1 August 2017

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Well anticipation is mounting as the runners and riders get their last minute training in for the Bark de Triomphe to be run at Beverley Race Course tomorrow Tuesday 1 August. This is the first race day and dog race to take place at Beverley and which is raising money for Antibiotic Research UK. Already £1000s have been raised and …

Response to Llewellyn et al paper – ‘The antibiotic course has had its day’ in the British Medical Journal

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Much media interest has arisen from the publication of a paper by Dr Martin Llewellyn and colleagues in the British Medical Journal in which they propose that the duration of antibiotic treatment can, in many cases, be shortened. The authors argue, with little evidence, that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance, and that policy makers, educators …

Don’t miss ANTRUK’s Bark de Triomphe

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On Tuesday 1st August 2017, Beverley Racecourse will be raising money for ANTRUK in the Bark de Triomphe, as part of their Roll Up Roll Up race day. This circus-themed day is sure to be great fun for the all the family, with circus skills workshops, funfair rides, and horse-racing. You can look forward to a variety of incredible circus …

Medicine risks going “back to the dark ages”

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Medicine risks “going back to the dark ages” without action to spur the development of new antibiotics, according to Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization. Only two new antibiotics have reached the market in the last 50 years and this has already started to have an impact on ordinary people. In May this year, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was …

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” 

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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 …

Sarah Glover Cycling Challenge

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 …