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 …

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 …

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017: Donate to Antibiotic Research UK and have your donation DOUBLED

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As part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, donations to Antibiotic Research UK between midday (GMT) on 28th November and midday on 5th December 2017 will be doubled. Click here to be taken directly to the donation page. For one week during The Big Give Christmas Challenge, every pound you give during the appeal will be matched by money …

CATCH, short film about antibiotic apocalypse, released at start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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CATCH, a fictional short film about a father and daughter quarantined in their home in a post-antibiotic world, is due to be released free online at the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Monday 13th November at 00:00 GMT. The film explores the relationship between a father and daughter, imagining what a world would look like without the presence of …

Chief Medical Officer calls for new action on antibiotic resistance

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England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has reiterated her warning of a “post-antibiotic apocalypse” this month, as she encouraged world leaders to tackle the pressing threat of resistance to antibiotics. Addressing health officials in Berlin, Dame Sally said that if antibiotics lose their effectiveness, it would spell “the end of modern medicine”. Without the drugs used to fight infections, common …

Antibiotic Research UK Announces Five Point Action Plan to Tackle AMR

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Antibiotic Research UK has announced a five-point action plan to tackle antibiotic resistance in the UK. The call to action was announced by Chief Executive of Antibiotic Research UK, Professor Colin Garner, at the charity’s 2017 Annual Lecture. The plan focuses on what can be done in the UK to tackle antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Research UK is calling for: The formation …

Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, speaks at Antibiotic Research UK’s 2017 Annual Lecture 2017

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Antibiotic Research UK held its 2017 Annual Lecture this month, with a keynote speech from Dame Sally Davies. The Chief Medical Officer’s talk in the Attlee Room of Portcullis House, Westminster, focused on her journey from her first publication on AMR in 2011, to the current state of antibiotic resistance. Dame Sally’s talk also sounded a call to action in …

A Kent ‘miracle woman’ has revealed what it is like living with a superbug

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‘Miracle Woman’ Jennifer Baker has survived nearly 50 surgeries after contracting the deadly superbug ESBL. The diagnosis has totally changed the mother-of-four’s life and that of her family who have had to pull together to help her battle for a better life. It all began in February 2013 when Mrs Baker was taken to hospital with a fractured back following …

Professor Sharon Peacock joins Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees

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Professor Sharon Peacock has this month joined Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees. Sharon, MA (Cantab) PhD FMedSci CBE, is an internationally recognised clinical microbiologist and is currently Director of the Bloomsbury Research Institute at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Sharon qualified as a nurse before moving into academia. She has an MA from the University …

Antibiotic Research UK awards next phase of its research programme to LGC Ltd, UK

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Following the successful raising of funds by the charity for its next phase of research on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers, the Science Committee of Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), chaired by Professor Chris Dowson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Warwick recently reviewed the research bids resulting from the publication of its Tender Document.  Nine organisations including national and international contract research organisations …

Royal Pharmaceutical Society launches campaign to raise awareness of AMR

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has recently launched a major new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists. RPS is encouraging pharmacists to play a much greater role in national and local action plans to tackle AMR, building on examples of good practice around the country to ensure a robust evidence-based approach to the use …

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 …

David Aaronovitch to give video talk at ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

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Antibiotic Research UK are pleased to announce that David Aaronovitch is to give a video talk at Antibiotic Research UK’s Annual Lecture 2017 David Aaronovitch – the British journalist, broadcaster, and author who is well known for his columns in The Times – will talk about his own experiences of suffering from an antibiotic resistance infection. David understands first-hand the severe …

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

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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 – …

Professor Christine Bond, Trustee at Antibiotic Research UK, meets the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland

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Trustee for ANTRUK and pharmacist at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Christine Bond, spoke recently with Rose Marie Parr, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland, about Scotland’s current strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and plans for tackling AMR in the future. As Scotland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Rose Marie provides professional leadership to NHS pharmaceutical care in Scotland and policy NHS pharmaceutical …

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

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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 …

Response to Llewellyn et al paper – ‘The antibiotic course has had its day’ in the British Medical Journal

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Much media interest has arisen from the publication of a paper by Dr Martin Llewellyn and colleagues in the British Medical Journal in which they propose that the duration of antibiotic treatment can, in many cases, be shortened. The authors argue, with little evidence, that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance, and that policy makers, educators …

Don’t miss ANTRUK’s Bark de Triomphe

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On Tuesday 1st August 2017, Beverley Racecourse will be raising money for ANTRUK in the Bark de Triomphe, as part of their Roll Up Roll Up race day. This circus-themed day is sure to be great fun for the all the family, with circus skills workshops, funfair rides, and horse-racing. You can look forward to a variety of incredible circus …

Medicine risks going “back to the dark ages”

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Medicine risks “going back to the dark ages” without action to spur the development of new antibiotics, according to Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization. Only two new antibiotics have reached the market in the last 50 years and this has already started to have an impact on ordinary people. In May this year, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was …

Kevin Hollinrake MP: Q&A on antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotic Research UK has been working closely over the past few years with Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, on raising the issue of antibiotic resistance with government and ministers, as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a cause which he feels strongly about. This month, ANTRUK sat down with Kevin Hollinrake MP, to discuss AMR, and what can be done …