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Take action against antibiotic resistance now to avoid a pandemic worse than COVID-19

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Learn more

We have been working with the pharma giant Pfizer, co-producers of the first vaccine against COVID-19 to help avoid a future pandemic of bacterial antibiotic resistance. Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Professor Christine Bond (Trustee and Education Committee Chair – Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen) were members of an AMR Taskforce charged with defining how individuals can make a …

Tell your MP you care about antibiotic resistance

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The elected MP for your area is in place to represent you and to make sure the issues you care about are raised at the highest level possible in Government. Find out how to write a short, persuasive letter and send it to your MP to explain why antibiotic-resistant infections are an issue worthy of their attention. Find out who …

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The Great University Science Quiz

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Antibiotic Research UK are thrilled to announce a brand-new fundraising event this November for students: The Great University Science Quiz! The quiz is the charity’s first step in formal engagement with  undergraduates in UK universities and teaching institutes to establishing undergraduate UK AMR Societies. By tomorrow’s professionals learning more about antibiotic resistance and how it threatens modern medicine, we hope …

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Fundraising Admin Assistant Vacancy

Alison Staples ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Antibiotic Research UK are excited to bring a new fundraising administrator assistant into our team. Please take the time to read through the job specification and get in touch if you think you’re the best person for the role. Job Title: Fundraising Admin Assistant Responsible to: Head of Fundraising Location: Home based (freelance position) Hours Per Week: 6 days per …

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Trustee Board Chair position needs filling

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

If you are interested in helping a small but growing charity fighting to save modern medicine, then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a Trustee Board Chair to take over from our current interim Chair, Nick Stalbow. We are the world’s first charity dedicated to tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance. Unless we act now, resistance could …

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Colin Garner Coronavirus COVID-19, Get involved

I was pleased to hear on the BBC News this morning (2 April 2020) that the government is reaching out to smaller organisations to help in the UK COVID-19 testing programme. One of the labs asked to get involved was the Francis Crick Institute in London. The director, Sir Paul Nurse, likened the approach required to launching multiple small boats …

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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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

  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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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 …

2019 Events Calendar

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate, Get involved

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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate, Get involved

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 …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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 …

We are looking for new Education Committee Members to help us tackle antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is a small but rapidly growing charity fighting bacterial antibiotic resistance. Our mission is to develop new antibiotic therapies, educate the public and professionals about antibiotic resistance and provide patient information for those affected. The ANTRUK Education Committee advises on all educational activities on behalf of the charity, working with our members, the public and professionals …

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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 …

Calling all runners and cyclists – help fight antibiotic resistance – ANTRUK’s 2018 Sporting Events Programme

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Did you know that antibiotic resistance threatens modern medicine. Without effective antibiotics most modern day medical treatments would become more risky if not impossible. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is the world’s first and only charity fighting antibiotic resistance. Help us raise money towards our mission of research, education and patient support. If antibiotics stop working even a simple graze or …

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 …