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 …

We are seeking a new Chair of Trustees

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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 …

A non-antibiotic therapy to treat Travellers’ Diarrhoea – DIAMOND clinical trial to commence in China shortly

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This innovative clinical research project aims to 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 very common and the first line treatment is antibiotic therapy. This is …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

Will Major Pharma Get Back To Discovering And Developing Antibiotics Any Time Soon?

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The short answer is I doubt it. The problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance is not new but successive governments around the world have failed to implement real change or put significant financial incentives in place. Numerous reports, meetings and government statements about the problem have failed to reverse the trend of major pharma withdrawing from developing new antibiotics against bacterial …

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 …

Some Recent Amazing Fundraising Events for ANTRUK

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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 …

A young patient with an antibiotic resistant infection tells her story

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Emily Collins, a young patient with an ESBL E coli infection contacted us for help. Here is her story in her own words. ‘My name is Emily Collins, born on 26th February 1996, a Piscean by default & therein lies the beginning of my journey…Quite literally! I was born nearly 11 weeks early, so really I should have been a …

2018 Events Calendar

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In addition to the great sporting events which our supporters are involved in -see https://www.antibioticresearch.org.uk/calling-runners-cyclists-help-fight-antibiotic-resistance-antruks-2018-sporting-events-programme/ please note these other events to put in your diary. 1 March 2018 – lunch at the Merchant Taylors Hall, York with our patron the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. A few tickets are still left for this event which can be obtained by contacting …

So what would happen if our antibiotics stopped working?

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We read a lot in the media about antibiotic resistance and what would happen if antibiotics stopped working. Well here are a few facts you should be aware of; It has been estimated that antibiotics have increased average life expectancy in the developed world by as much as 20 years Before antibiotics, 90% of children with bacterial meningitis died. Among …

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 …

Ashley Burgess (Chairman)

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

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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 …

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 …

Looking back on Antibiotic Research UK’s Great British Tea Party 2017

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The Great British Tea Party 2017, Antibiotic Research UK’s national annual fundraising event, has had its most successful year yet, with more Tea Parties held than ever before. The fundraising week, timed to coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, has kept everyone busy with baking cakes, making pots of tea, and generally having fun- all the while, raising money for …