Table of cakes for ANTRUK Great British Tea Party 18 Nov 2015

How did your Great British Tea Party go?

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On Wednesday 18 November 2015, European Antibiotic Awareness Day,  the Charity organised a host of Great British Tea Parties across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireleand. The money is still coming in from these events. One Great British Tea Party was organised at the home of June and Colin Garner just outside York and raised nearly £300. Here are some …

Charity has raised a fantastic £220,000 so far in 2015

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A great big thank you to all our supporters. We have raised the magnificent sum of £220,000 so far this year (up to the end of October 2015) thanks to donations by the public, fund raising events, philanthropists and Trusts and Foundations.  This money will be used to fund our first research project on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers. Our aim is …

Trustee Professor Laura Piddock resigns due to ill health

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The Charity was sad to learn that Professor Laura Piddock, one of the Trustees has had to resign her position owing to ill-health. Laura was a very valued Trustee and we will miss her contribution. She will continue to act as a link between Antibiotic Research UK and both Antibiotic Action and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. We look …

The Archbishop of York agrees to become Patron

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We are delighted to announce that the The Most Revd and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of York, John Sentamu has agreed to become the Charity’s Patron. The Archbishop has a long-standing interest in health and welfare particularly of the most deprived in society. He said on taking up his role“I am pleased to support Antibiotic Research, a charity dedicated …

Infographic showing antibiotic prescriptions per person across the UK

Antibiotic Research UK together with Exasol and Bright Bee publish for first time antibiotic prescribing data by area in England

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Antibiotic Research UK working together with Exasol and Bright Bee have released to the public for the first time antibiotic prescribing data by English locality. Analysing over 602 million rows of data we have been able to demonstrate the variability in prescribing by area. The key findings are; There is a widening deprivation gap: The gap between prescriptions in the …

A picture showing how antibiotic resistance breakers work

Dr David Brown, chair of our Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee has Antibiotic Resistance Breaker review published

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Dr David Brown, chair of the Charity’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee has had his review on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs) published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. Seeking ARBs is the aim of the Charity’s first project for which we are looking to raise £250,000. The publishing of this review is a milestone in acceptance of the ARB approach. The …

Antibiotic Research UK Great British Tea Party 2015

The Great British Tea Party – download leaflets and flyers to publicise your event

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Interest in The Great British Tea Party has been exceptional. It’s still not too late to get a Fundraising Pack to hold your own event. By holding a Great British Tea Party you can raise money to help us fund our programmes in education, research and patient support whilst having some fun. The event is taking place in the afternoon …

Antibiotic Research UK Great British Tea Party 2015

Stop Press – Great British Tea Party’s Being Held All Over the UK

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Fantastic news. Our first Great British Tea Party is attracting attention from all over the United Kingdom. People have volunteered to hold a Great British Tea Party in England, Wales, Northern Island and Scotland. The Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology and the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group have all endorsed this major fundraising …

Antibiotic Research UK Great British Tea Party 2015

Announcing the Launch of the Great British Tea Party

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We are launching a major fund raising drive to fund our first research project. We need to raise £250,000 and we need your help to reach this target. In the last two weeks alone we have raised £18,000 but we need more, much more to fight antibiotic resistance. On 18 November each year European Antibiotic Awareness Day is held (see …

Ben Blackwell Runs the Rock Solid Race to Raise Money for Antibiotic Research UK

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A great big vote of thanks goes to Ben Blackwell who ran the Rock Solid Mud Race to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK.  We need more people like Ben to help us raise money to fund our research so that we can tackle the impending medical catastrophe of antibiotic resistance.

Hear Emily’s Story About What it is Like to Have a Chronic Antibiotic Resistant Infection

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We read about antibiotic resistance in the media and watch programmes on TV about the problem. Behind every antibiotic resistant infection statistic there is a real person. Watch Emily’s story about what it means to actually have an resistant infection and why we need new antibiotics NOW. Emily gave this most moving account of her ESBL infection and we have …

The Observer Publishes Letter from Antibiotic Research UK in Response to Editorial

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In The Observer of 20 September 2015, the Observer published an editorial called ‘Time for world to act on antibiotic resistance’. The editorial highlighted the fact that antibiotic resistance was becoming a major health problem and that no new antibiotic class has been discovered in the past 30 years. The editorial went on to say that without effective antibiotics much …

What do we mean by Antibiotic Resistance?

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The term ‘Antibiotic Resistance’ has been used a lot by the media over the past 2 or 3 years as has the term ‘Superbugs’. Antibiotic Resistance is not a new phenomenon. It was highlighted as long ago as 1945 when Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin said in his Nobel prize acceptance speech that incorrect use of the drug …

The Press article ‘Scientists rush to stop major antibiotic threat’ 12 August 2015

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The Chief Reporter, Mike Laycock, of York’s The Press wrote a great article (read here) outlining the first research programme Antibiotic Research UK wishes to undertake. Here is the text of the article – A YORK-BASED  national UK charity has revealed its first research proposal as it prepares to tackle the ‘global health catastrophe’ of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Research UK has …

Child with anitbiotic resistant infection

Antibiotic Research UK participates in BIA Webinar on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: Overcoming the risk to global health’

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Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive, was asked by the UK Bioindustry Association to present about Antibiotic Research UK at a Webinar held on Thursday 23 July 2015. Antibiotic Research UK is proud to be BIA’s charity of 2015. The Webinar showcased the activities of a number of UK antibiotic drug development companies including Discuva, RedX Pharma and Novabiotics. The Webinar …

Meeting Announcement – Second Annual General Meeting

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  The Second Annual General Meeting of Antibiotic Research UK will be held on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at 12.00pm. The Meeting venue will be at the Royal York Hotel, York. The general public can attend the meeting but only Antibiotic Research UK members are entitled to vote.  After the official AGM business Dr David Brown, Chair of the Charity’s …

Recent publications by or about Antibiotic Research UK

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Scrip Intelligence recently published a short article about antibiotic resistance which featured Antibiotic Research UK. Scrip Intelligence is one of the world’s most widely read Information Fact Sheets about the pharma and biotech industry. We are also in discussion with Scrip about highlighting more about our Charity in their special section on Antibiotic Resistance. A second article written by Professor …

Powerful BBC1 Panorama ‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ broadcast 18 May 2015

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BBC1’s Panorama programme entitled ‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ broadcast this evening was a powerful statement about antibiotic resistance and why we need to do something about it now. The BBC’s medical correspondent, Fergus Walsh investigated this potential medical catastrophe and talked to some of the key players including Prime Minister David Cameron, the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, an Antibiotic Research …

Andrea Jenkyns, the new Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood

Antibiotic Research UK thanks Andrea Jenkyns, the new Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood who addressed nearly 700 people at the UK BioIndustry

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Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood who beat Ed Balls in the recent UK election, addressed nearly 700 people at the UK BioIndustry association’s annual dinner at the Natural History Museum, London. Andrea who went into politics because she lost her father Clifford to an MRSA infection contracted in Pinderfields Hospital, has campaigned on hospital cleanliness and …

Antibiotic resistant bacteria poses a greater threat than cancer

Newsweek Article – Beating superbugs is as important as cancer

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In the 8 May 2015 European edition of Newsweek, the Newsweek journalist Luke Hirst writes about Antibiotic Research UK. http://europe.newsweek.com/beating-superbugs-important-cancer-say-experts-326934  Luke says that tackling the superbug crisis is more important than tackling cancer. Without effective antibiotics, most cancer treatment, whether this be surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy or any combination is wholly reliant on functional antibiotics being available. This is particularly …