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Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

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 …

We are looking for new Education Committee Members to help us tackle antibiotic resistance

Colin Garner Get involved

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

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

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 …

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

Colin Garner Learn more, Research

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

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

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

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 …

A young patient with an antibiotic resistant infection tells her story

Colin Garner Patient stories

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 …

So what would happen if our antibiotics stopped working?

Colin Garner Learn more

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

Colin Garner Get involved

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

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 …

Antibiotic Research UK in 2017 – the year in review

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

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

Claire Williamson Learn more

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

Claire Williamson Donate, Patient stories

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

Claire Williamson Learn more

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

Claire Williamson Learn more

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

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

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 …