NEW POSITION – Patient Support Officer (part time)

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is the world’s first and only charity focussed on tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance which threatens modern medicine. We are seeking to appoint a Patient Support Officer to develop a unique portfolio of patient support resources for people including patients affected by antimicrobial resistance.  The successful applicant will be instrumental in working with other team members to …

Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition and Talk by ANTRUK Ambassador David Battie

Colin Garner Uncategorised

We were very pleased to learn that David Battie, the well-known ceramic consultant on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, had put on an exhibition and gave a talk to help raise money for us. David’s exhibition featured many of his personal extensive collection of items associated with non-alcoholic imbibing. The exhibition was held at Tayler and Fletcher, fine art auctioneers based …

Some Recent Amazing Fundraising Events for ANTRUK

Colin Garner Uncategorised

It would be impossible for ANTRUK to carry out its mission of fighting antibiotic resistance without lots of people raising money for us. Here are just a few of the recent events; Frank and Heather organised a concert in Anstey , Leicester which raised an amazing £700. One of the highlights of the concert was Sam Rodwell playing classical guitar accompanied …

Ashley Burgess (Chairman)

ANTRUK Chair Ashley Burgess awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

Colin Garner Uncategorised

We are delighted to announce that our chairman, Ashley Burgess, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. The award was made for his services to charity, the RNLI and Business. Ashley is a well known Yorkshire businessman and has been the chair of our charity since its formation in 2014. He has made a number of …

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

Colin Garner Uncategorised

EVENT SOLD OUT 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 – …

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

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

Ambiente Tapas Restaurant, York raises nearly £1000 for ANTRUK

Colin Garner Uncategorised

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 …

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 …

Last few days to buy tickets – come bet on the Bark de Triomphe, 1 August 2017 at Beverley Race Course, Yorkshire

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Our Beverley Race Day is rapidly approaching. Thanks to the sterling work of one of our volunteers Benoit Guerin and his team we have already raised £1000s to fund our mission to tackle antibiotic resistance. Its still not too late to buy tickets. Click HERE to go the Beverley Race Course site. The race day is at  Beverley Race Course and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dame Sally Davies FMedSci DBE FRS

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 …

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 …