Nina Morgan - longtime sufferer of resistant bacterial infections

Her text to the Patient Support Officer said “Coronavirus is very scary….who knows what’s next?”

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Coronavirus COVID-19, Learn more

As the Patient Support Officer for Antibiotic Research UK, I hear from lots of people. I am used to receiving calls, emails and texts from patients and individuals who are affected in some way by recurring or antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. They usually have requests for information about a particular bacterial infection they (or a loved one) has. Sometimes they …

NHS staff at Wythenshawe hospital

A view from the front-line

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Many of our charity team lead a double-life, and my multi-faceted one (which also includes being an actor) is as a campaigner for the NHS and other health charities. That means I spend time a few hours each month on the stroke ward at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, reading and chatting to patients for that lovely good cause, Interact. Sometimes, …

people commuting during coronavirus on the tube


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Stronger restrictions by the UK Government are being ignored. This risks the lives of thousands across the country – and particularly in London. The fourth of a series of opinion pieces by Professor Colin Garner DSc on commuting during coronavirus in the UK. On the 23 March 2020 the UK Government announced that the police now have powers to enforce …

Image calling for a stop to coronavirus


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I will be writing a regular blog about the pandemic which will give my personal views. These are not the official view of our charity. Antibiotic Research UK is focussed on drug-resistant bacterial infections. Sadly, these can be a consequence of viral infections such as coronavirus (COVID-19). I have given some of the background in a previous blog post. Government …

Baby with chicken pox


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Notice the difference? Can you spot who in the COVID-19 group is infected and who is not? You can’t – and that’s the problem. Coronavirus testing You can only find out who has and who has had a COVID-19 infection by testing their blood either for the virus or for antibodies against the virus. The UK is, according to government …

representation of coronavirus and bacterial infections

Antibiotic Research UK, coronavirus (COVID-19), bacterial infection and antibiotic resistance

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We are just at the beginning of what might become one of the world’s biggest viral pandemic ever seen. Every day that goes by we are hearing more and more about the impact of this flu pandemic. Why is it happening? Will it go away? How many people will die? Will I get infected? How can I protect myself and …

Half-Marathon “won’t go ahead”

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

The organisers of the London Landmarks Half-Marathon have decided to postpone their popular event, scheduled for Sunday March 29. As their website suggests, this was a particularly difficult decision and will have implications for all the charities who would have gained income from sponsorship And they include Antibiotic Research UK. The race around some of the capital’s most prestigious …

National Railway Museum Event postponed

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

It is with great sadness that the Antibiotic Research UK Voluntary Group York have taken the decision to postpone the National Railway Museum Dinner on Friday April 24, due to the coronavirus outbreak Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive of Antibiotic Research UK said: “It is so disappointing to have to postpone this event especially given all the hard work put …

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Seeking a New Trustee Chair

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Following the retirement of our previous Chair, Ashley Burgess OBE, Antibiotic Research UK has a charity trustee vacancy. We are now seeking a new Chair to help move our organisation forward to its next phase of growth. Antibiotic Research UK is the world’s first charity dedicated to tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance. Unless we act now, resistance could reach epidemic proportions. …

Chinese New Year Calendar

Happy Chinese New Year! Fill your diary with exciting Antibiotic Research UK events

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

As we enter our sixth year no matter where you are in the UK, I am sure you will be interested in some of the exciting events that we are involved with in 2020. These exciting events will help us to fight the scourge of superbugs and raise more awareness of the dangers of antibiotic resistance. Below are some of …

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

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Seven days to Double your Donation to help us beat the superbugs! From midday Tuesday 3rd December to 12 noon Tuesday 10th December.       Help us to Beat the Superbugs! Click here to Double your Donation Each year an estimated 12,000 people die in the UK from antibiotic resistant infections. That’s someone every 45 minutes! We need to …

Antibiotic Research UK features on mumsnet for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

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We are excited to announce that Antibiotic Research UK is going to be featured on mumsnet as their campaign of the week for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019. We are asking parents to help us tackle antibiotic resistance by following simple hygiene rules and not asking for antibiotics when they visit the doctor for colds, flu or other viral infections. …

Live in North Yorkshire? Tickets still available to learn more about superbugs? Come along to learn more at Helmsley Arts Centre on Sunday 17 November 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Great British Tea Party

Ever wondered why superbug infections are on the increase? Two weeks ago the Government published a REPORT saying antibiotic prescribing is down but antibiotic resistance was up. Since 2014, there had been a 20% INCREASE in resistant blood stream infections. In 2018 1.5 MILLION patients had a urinary tract infection which needed hospital treatment. There were nearly 70,000 resistant infections reported mainly …

Notice of Sixth Annual General Meeting – 24 October 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

We have pleasure in announcing that the charity’s Sixth Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.00pm on Thursday 24 October 2019. Notice of the meeting has already been provided to the charity’s Members by email. The AGM will take place at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT (for location map click HERE). If you …

Announcing exciting news of a partnership between Antibiotic Research UK and MGP Ltd working together to overcome antibiotic resistance

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  We are excited to announce that Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance has been chosen by MGP Ltd, the UK’s leading publisher of multichannel content and educational projects around clinical guidance, to be MGP’s partner charity for their 25th anniversary celebrations. We are partnering with MGP Ltd as they, like us, believe antibiotic resistance …

New combination to treat superbugs? Round robin evaluation – The MUTATE Study (cefepiMe sUlbacTAm sensiTivity tEst study) – UK hospital microbiology laboratories needed to participate

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ANTRUK has been working since its formation in 2014 to deliver new treatment approaches for patients with antibiotic resistant Gram-negative infections. Such infections are on the rise in the UK and around the world; new treatments are urgently needed. As part of an ANTRUK funded programme, Dr David Wareham and his colleagues at Queen Mary, University of London examined 1:1 …

ANTRUK Cycle Team Raise £000’s in Prudential Ride London 100

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Our Magnificent Seven consisting of Benedict (Ben) McKenna, Thomas Hunter, Peter Sandle, Henrik Ahren, Nicholas Chesney, Julian Ball and Alex Godfrey cycled 700 miles between them in the Prudential Ride London 100 to raise cash to fund research into finding a cure for antibiotic resistant infections. Take a bow, chaps – you have saved lives – thank you so much. As of today …

2018 Impact Report and Financial Review Published

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Today 18 July 2019 we are pleased to announce the launch of 2018 Impact Report and Financial Review. The Report highlights some of our major achievements in 2018 including; good progress in our goal of finding a new antibiotic treatment by the early 2020’s further work on our search for non-antibiotic alternatives to treat bacterial infections the award of six …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

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 …

Last few tickets remaining for our 2019 Annual Lecture by AMR expert Professor Tim Walsh – Free admission with a ticket

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Hurry. Hurry. There are really just a few tickets left to hear one of the world’s foremost experts in antibiotic resistance, Professor Tim Walsh. Each year our charity puts on an Annual Lecture to coincide with our AGM.  This year’s lecturer, Professor Tim Walsh, BSc, Post. Grad. Dip. Immun/Micro, PhD, DSc, FRCPath of the Institute of Infection and Immunity, School of …