The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Alison Staples ANTRUK announcements

Seven days to Double your Donation to help us beat the superbugs! From midday Tuesday 3rd December to 12 noon Tuesday 10th December.       Help us to Beat the Superbugs! Click here to Double your Donation Each year an estimated 12,000 people die in the UK from antibiotic resistant infections. That’s someone every 45 minutes! We need to …

Antibiotic Research UK features on mumsnet for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Great British Tea Party

We are excited to announce that Antibiotic Research UK is going to be featured on mumsnet as their campaign of the week for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019. We are asking parents to help us tackle antibiotic resistance by following simple hygiene rules and not asking for antibiotics when they visit the doctor for colds, flu or other viral infections. …

Live in North Yorkshire? Tickets still available to learn more about superbugs? Come along to learn more at Helmsley Arts Centre on Sunday 17 November 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Great British Tea Party

Ever wondered why superbug infections are on the increase? Two weeks ago the Government published a REPORT saying antibiotic prescribing is down but antibiotic resistance was up. Since 2014, there had been a 20% INCREASE in resistant blood stream infections. In 2018 1.5 MILLION patients had a urinary tract infection which needed hospital treatment. There were nearly 70,000 resistant infections reported mainly …

What are you doing for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019?

Alison Staples Great British Tea Party

Antibiotic Research UK’s annual fundraiser – The Great British Tea Party – is back again this autumn. Taking place every year during World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18th – 24th November 2019), The Great British Tea Party aims to get as many people together talking about antibiotic resistance, having a cuppa and raising money to fund vital research into new antibiotic …

Notice of Sixth Annual General Meeting – 24 October 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

We have pleasure in announcing that the charity’s Sixth Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.00pm on Thursday 24 October 2019. Notice of the meeting has already been provided to the charity’s Members by email. The AGM will take place at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT (for location map click HERE). If you …

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 …

New combination to treat superbugs? Round robin evaluation – The MUTATE Study (cefepiMe sUlbacTAm sensiTivity tEst study) – UK hospital microbiology laboratories needed to participate

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate

ANTRUK has been working since its formation in 2014 to deliver new treatment approaches for patients with antibiotic resistant Gram-negative infections. Such infections are on the rise in the UK and around the world; new treatments are urgently needed. As part of an ANTRUK funded programme, Dr David Wareham and his colleagues at Queen Mary, University of London examined 1:1 …

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 …

2018 Impact Report and Financial Review Published

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Today 18 July 2019 we are pleased to announce the launch of 2018 Impact Report and Financial Review. The Report highlights some of our major achievements in 2018 including; good progress in our goal of finding a new antibiotic treatment by the early 2020’s further work on our search for non-antibiotic alternatives to treat bacterial infections the award of six …

Did You Miss BBC Radio 4’s Bottom Line About Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance?

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

Yesterday 1 June 2019 at 5.30pm the BBC Radio 4 programme The Bottom Line was broadcast. Hosted by the well known BBC presenter Evan Davis, the programme was the first in a new series of this long running business programme. Focussing on why new antibiotics are not being developed, Antibiotic Research UK’s Chief Executive Professor Colin Garner was invited to …

Last few tickets remaining for our 2019 Annual Lecture by AMR expert Professor Tim Walsh – Free admission with a ticket

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Hurry. Hurry. There are really just a few tickets left to hear one of the world’s foremost experts in antibiotic resistance, Professor Tim Walsh. Each year our charity puts on an Annual Lecture to coincide with our AGM.  This year’s lecturer, Professor Tim Walsh, BSc, Post. Grad. Dip. Immun/Micro, PhD, DSc, FRCPath of the Institute of Infection and Immunity, School of …

Director of CARB-X Kevin Outterson predicts hard times for antibiotic drug development companies

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

At the All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting on antibiotics held in the Palace of Westminster on 13 November 2018 (unfortunately not attended by many MPs or members of the House of Lords) Kevin Outterson, director of CARB-X presented on the parlous state of small US biotech companies working in the antibiotic development space. He showed that for six US companies …

First results of Antibiotic Research UK funded science programmes presented at 2019 ECCMID in Amsterdam

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Research

Scientific progress often appears to  move at a snail’s pace owing to the rigorous design of experiments and repetition of findings. We were delighted therefore when the results of two of our research programmes which we supported were presented as posters at the 2019 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Poster 1 was …

Lilleshall Hall Golf Club, Telford eagle magnificent £4300 to fight superbugs

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate

Golf club praised for flagging-up antibiotic resistance. Lilleshall Golf Club in Telford has been praised by ANTRUK for being masters of #fundraising and helping to beat what could become the world’s biggest health problem. Everything from hosting an oompah band concert to running a Spanish night complete with a menu of tapas and flamenco, helped the club raise £4300 for Antibiotic Research UK …

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 …

New Patient Support Officer Arlene Brailey Joins Us in the Fight Against Superbugs

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate, Patient stories

Antibiotic resistance, that is where bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotic treatment, threatens modern medicine. Nearly all medical treatments rely on effective antibiotics to guard against life-threatening infections. Treatments for cancer, heart disease, organ transplantation, C-sections and cystitis all need antibiotics to work. Our charity is tackling resistance through research into new treatments, educating the public and professionals about …

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 …

Non-antibiotic therapy to treat Travellers’ Diarrhoea – DIAMOND clinical trial – over 120 patients now recruited

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Research

One way of reducing the use of antibiotics is to find non-antibiotic alternatives for treating infection. Working with collaborators in Cambridge, the University of Southampton, the University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University and Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai, China we are testing a non-antibiotic triple therapy for the treatment of Travellers Diarrhoea (TD). …

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 …