Anthony tells about his experiences with antibiotics and why they need to keep working

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I will explain my antibiotic experience and why I  am- and everyone else should – support Antibiotic Research UK as a matter of high priority. The most important thing to say is that without antibiotics I would almost certainly not be alive today! If you think about it, were it not for effective antibiotics, a great many people each of …

Alice and Joe complete Birmingham 10K and raise loads for ANTRUK

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Alice Moorey and Joe Ford competed and completed on Sunday 1 May 2016 the Birmingham 10K to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK. It was a really great effort. Alice writes ‘ The race is done!! With a lot of strapping and some ibuprofen I managed a personal best of 64 minutes 13 seconds and Joe managed an excellent 52 …

Charity meets with Government Department of Health minister Jane Ellison MP and features in Westminster Hall debate

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Organised by Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton, Antibiotic Research UK met with Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health. ANTRUK was represented by Ashley Burgess (Chair), Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Dr David Brown (Chair of the charity’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee). The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the charity’s mission of a) developing …

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We join JustGiving – you can now donate and set up your own fundraising page

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The Charity has been asked by many potential donors if we have a JustGiving page to which we have had to say no. That is all changed as we have now registered with JustGiving from today. You can now donate through the JustGiving website, set up your own fundraising page for an event you are raising money for and sign …

Dr David Brown gives presentation on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers for Use In Combinations at Paris meeting

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Dr David Brown presented at the DNDi: Global Antibiotic R&D (GARD) Partnership Scientific Consultation, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 29 February 2016 on ANTRUK’s proposed research programme focussing on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers. The meeting was called by DnDI to discuss forming a new collaborative research programme on developing new drugs to tackle antibiotic resistance. Attended by over 100 delegates, the meeting was an …

Sponsor Alice Moorey and Joe Ford to run the Birmingham 10K for Antibiotic Research UK

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Hi Everybody We were contacted by Alice and Joe who told us they want to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK by running the Birmingham 10K on Sunday 1 May 2016.  Time is short so please help them to raise lots of money for us for our mission of; antibiotic drug development educating the public and professionals about antibiotic resistance …

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Tender Documents Sent Out for First Research Project on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers

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As a result of an extremely generous anonymous donation of £125,000, ANTRUK now has sufficient funds to conduct its first research project. The project is focussed  on finding Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs), that is molecules that are not antibiotics per se but in combination with an antibiotic can break resistance. Dr David Brown, the Charity’s chair of the Scientific and …

Bright Bee Communications, Exasol AG and Antibiotic Research UK work together to produce antibiotic prescribing heat maps

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At the end of last year we worked with a London based PR Agency Bright Bee Communications and one their clients Exasol AG. Exasol are a big data analysis software company and we decided together that we would analyse GP antibiotic prescribing data which was available for England and which covered the years 2010-2014. More information about our findings can …

Read About Dr David Brown, Chair of ANTRUK’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

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David Brown has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry both in research and in senior executive roles. He served with four  of the top ten  Pharma companies: Zeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoWellcome, and Hoffman La-Roche; and also as President and Chief Executive of Cellzome AG, a biotechnology company headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. Whilst at Pfizer he was named …

Archbishop of York agrees to become our Patron

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We were delighted that the The Most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, accepted our request to become the Charity’s first Patron. The Archbishop has a long-standing interest in health and welfare, particularly amongst the most deprived in society. He said on taking up his role “I am pleased to support Antibiotic Research, a charity …

ANTRUK’s Great British Tea Party 2015 and Announcement of 2016 Great British Tea Party

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Wednesday 18 November 2015 was European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), a day when people all over Europe were made aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance through a public health campaign. ANTRUK decided that this day, which is held on the 18 November every year, would be a great day to have a national fundraising event. Rather than simply ask …

We Have Raised Nearly £400,000 Since Our Formation and Can Start our First Research Project

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Thanks to all our donors we have raised nearly £400,000 since the Charity was registered in July 2014. This is enormously encouraging and, I believe, shows the strength of our message. We have set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target of £30 million over the next five to seven years.  DONOR £s Events 22,000 Major donors 150,000 Trusts / Foundations 84,000 …

Why is Antibiotic Resistance Such a Significant Medical Problem?

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Professor Colin Garner provides a bit of background information about the problem of antibiotic resistance and how it affects us all. Antibiotic resistance is where bacteria become resistant to antibiotics This is a major health problem and it is getting worse. In the latest report published by Public Health England (ESPAUR 2015 – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/espaur-report-reveals-continued-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-infections) there was a 15% increase in …

Chief Executive Says 2015 Was a Fantastic Year for Antibiotic Research UK Thanks to All our Supporters

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 Here is an update for everyone who has worked with our Charity since its formation in mid-2014. I am sure you will have noticed we have had massive coverage in the media, social media, TV and radio in the past few months about what we do. I want to tell you some of the things that have happened since our …

Professor Colin Garner, Antibiotic Research UK’s Chief Executive, quoted on front page of The Times

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Our Charity received a lot of media coverage during the week of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A Joint Declaration by 83 pharmaceutical companies and eight industry associations was released to co-incide with the meeting. The Declaration stated that in return for government payment to make antibiotic development more financially attractive, in return, the companies have promised to …

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 …

Apply for discounted tickets to ‘Infection, Prevention and Control 2016’

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We are pleased to be involved with Knowlex, the organisers of ‘Infection, Prevention and Control 2016’, the premier annual conference in this area. Tackling the problem of antiobitic resistance requires a holistic approach to be taken. It’s not only about finding new antibiotics, but conserving the ones we have. Anything that can help reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance infections …

Wishing All Our Supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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On behalf of Antibiotic Research UK we would like to thank you for your support in 2015 and look forward to you continuing to support us in 2016. This year has been a year of great achievement for Antibiotic Research UK and we list the top ten highlights below; We have raised over £300,000 towards funding our innovative research programme …

Greg Beckett completes New York Marathon 2015 for ANTRUK

Greg Beckett completes New York City marathon and raises money for Antibiotic Research UK

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On 1 November 2015 Greg Beckett ran the TCS New York City marathon and raised money for us. Here is what Greg wrote about his experience;- “Hi everyone! Thank you so much for the support and donations for my New York Marathon run – it was an amazing event to attend and I’m delighted to have finished it in 4:18.09.  …

Heat map showing antibiotic prescriptions per person across the UK

Antibiotic prescribing heat map infographic published all over the UK

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The antibiotic prescribing heat maps prepared by Antibiotic Research UK and analytic data provider Exasol AG have had wide coverage in the UK media. Exasol’s data analytic software enabled very rapid turn round of antibiotic prescribing data analysis on request. For example heat maps were able to be generated for James Gallagher, the BBC Health Correspondent, on antibiotic prescribing patterns …