Did You Miss BBC Radio 4’s Bottom Line About Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance?

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Yesterday 1 June 2019 at 5.30pm the BBC Radio 4 programme The Bottom Line was broadcast. Hosted by the well known BBC presenter Evan Davis, the programme was the first in a new series of this long running business programme. Focussing on why new antibiotics are not being developed, Antibiotic Research UK’s Chief Executive Professor Colin Garner was invited to …

We are delighted to announce Professor Tim Walsh will give ANTRUK’s 2019 Annual Lecture

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Every year our charity puts on an Annual Lecture to coincide with our AGM. We are delighted to announce that this year’s lecturer will be Professor Tim Walsh, BSc, Post. Grad. Dip. Immun/Micro, PhD, DSc, FRCPath of the Institute of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. The title of Tim’s talk is ‘Understanding One Health Approaches to AMR: Dream …

Director of CARB-X Kevin Outterson predicts hard times for antibiotic drug development companies

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At the All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting on antibiotics held in the Palace of Westminster on 13 November 2018 (unfortunately not attended by many MPs or members of the House of Lords) Kevin Outterson, director of CARB-X presented on the parlous state of small US biotech companies working in the antibiotic development space. He showed that for six US companies …

First results of Antibiotic Research UK funded science programmes presented at 2019 ECCMID in Amsterdam

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Scientific progress often appears to  move at a snail’s pace owing to the rigorous design of experiments and repetition of findings. We were delighted therefore when the results of two of our research programmes which we supported were presented as posters at the 2019 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Poster 1 was …

Lilleshall Hall Golf Club, Telford eagle magnificent £4300 to fight superbugs

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Golf club praised for flagging-up antibiotic resistance. Lilleshall Golf Club in Telford has been praised by ANTRUK for being masters of #fundraising and helping to beat what could become the world’s biggest health problem. Everything from hosting an oompah band concert to running a Spanish night complete with a menu of tapas and flamenco, helped the club raise £4300 for Antibiotic Research UK …

Meet Our New Fundraisers Claire and Jayne – Helping to Fight Antibiotic Resistance in London and the South East

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ANTRUK is a national charity tackling antibiotic resistance and we want to have all parts of the UK involved. After all we are Antibiotic Research UK. Up until now our fundraisers have been located in the North of England but no longer. We are delighted to welcome our two new regional fundraisers in the South East. Identified after an exhaustive …

Calling all walkers – walk the Yorkshire Wolds Way to fight superbugs on Saturday 18 May 2019

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Never hiked in God’s own country or perhaps you live there already. If so you might be interested in a fantastic new fundraising event that one of our volunteers is running. The Yorkshire Wolds Way is generally accepted to form England’s last undiscovered landscape being the crescent of chalk hills which ripple north from the Humber to terminate dramatically at …

New Patient Support Officer Arlene Brailey Joins Us in the Fight Against Superbugs

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Antibiotic resistance, that is where bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotic treatment, threatens modern medicine. Nearly all medical treatments rely on effective antibiotics to guard against life-threatening infections. Treatments for cancer, heart disease, organ transplantation, C-sections and cystitis all need antibiotics to work. Our charity is tackling resistance through research into new treatments, educating the public and professionals about …

2019 Events Calendar

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We have some great fundraising events coming up in 2019. This list is being constantly updated so keep an eye out for an event near you. 24 March 2019 – London Landmarks Half Marathon. We still have places to run this event which takes you round some of the most iconic sites in London. The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing …

Non-antibiotic therapy to treat Travellers’ Diarrhoea – DIAMOND clinical trial recruits first patients

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This innovative clinical research project will test a non-antibiotic triple therapy for the treatment of Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD). This is a common occurrence when UK residents visit parts of the world such as India and South East Asia as well as South America. In China, TD is quite common and the first line treatment is antibiotic therapy (usually ciprofloxacin). This …

South East of England Based Freelance Part Time Regional Fundraisers – 2 Positions

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We are looking for two home-based South East Freelance Regional Fundraisers who will need to  be able to frequently travel around London & SE England. Five days per month for each position at up to £250 per day plus reasonable travel and other expenses. Six month contract period in the first instance, renewable on satisfactory performance and subject to one …

We are seeking a new Chair of Trustees – Applications now closed

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A fantastic opportunity to join a new, rapidly expanding charity dealing with a problem of global significance has arisen. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance is seeking a new Chair of the Trustees to succeed the current chair who will be retiring in Autumn 2019. Antibiotic resistance, where infectious bacteria become resistant to antibiotics …

2018 Great British Tea Party was our best ever – carry on baking and beat superbugs

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So its nearly all over for 2018, our annual Great British Tea Party held during World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12 – 18 October 2018). Tea Party’s were held up and down the country to raise money for our charity and equally importantly to increase awareness about antibiotic resistance. Our Patron, the Archbishop of York, couldn’t unfortunately attend any of the …

Raise money to fight antibiotic resistant infections while you shop online

Shop Online Today and Raise Money to Fight Superbugs

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Shopping online on Black Friday or Cyber Monday – then why not sign up to fundraising websites that give a percentage of your shop to Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK). It’s painless and you don’t pay more. Donations can range from anywhere between 0.5% and 3% of your shop and its FREE to you. But to take advantage of this amazing …

Reflections on our 2018 Annual Lecture event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin

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Now that I (Colin Garner, Chief Executive) have got my breath back, I thought it worth putting down a few thoughts and reflections about the 2018 Annual Lecture event held in Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster. The event is held in this venue since we hope that members of the Commons and Lords might attend. Other than my local MP …

Notice of the 2018 Fifth Annual General Meeting of Antibiotic Research UK

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Notice is hereby given that the Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number 1157884), Antibiotic Research UK will be held at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 October 2018 in the Attlee Room, Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster. The Agenda is as follows; Apologies Acceptance of Minutes from Fourth AGM held on Wednesday 11th October 2017, The Attlee …

NEARLY SOLD OUT – Professor Paul Little, University of Southampton to give 2018 Annual Lecture on flesh eating superbugs

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We are delighted to announce that Professor Paul Little, Professor of Primary Care Research within Medicine at the University of Southampton will be giving our 2018 Annual Lecture on Thursday 18 October 2018 at Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster. Paul was awarded a CBE in the Queens 2018 Birthday Honours for services to General Practice Research. Professor Little’s research is focused …

We are looking for Trustees to help our growing charity – get involved in fighting antibiotic resistance

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Imagine a world without antibiotics when even a simple scratch could kill. Feeling anxious that the next time you may have to have surgery that you pick up an untreatable infection. Every day in the United Kingdom around 30 people will die from an antibiotic resistant infection with many more having to be given potent antibiotics. In 2016 over one …

Chief Medical Officer and Antibiotic Research UK to Cohost Roundtable of Charities Impacted by Antibiotic Resistance

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.  It is estimated that over 700,000 people die each year across the world from drug resistant infections, with over 25,000 deaths in Europe and a similar number in the USA. AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global …

Antibiotic Research UK in 2017 – the year in review

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2017 has been a busy year for Antibiotic Research UK. Antibiotic resistance is on the increase, but the charity is working hard to find solutions. Our research programmes are yielding positive results, and through 2017, we’ve uncovered potential new therapies for breaking antibiotic resistance that we will be exploring further in 2018. We want to thank everyone who has supported …