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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …