A clinician holding a hypodermic needle in their outstretched hands, as if about to administer it.

It is safe to have the COVID-19 vaccine while taking antibiotics

Emma Pickup Coronavirus COVID-19

Antibiotic Research UK’s vital work providing support to people who have antibiotic-resistant infections has made it clear that better patient advice about vaccinations is urgently needed.  Our Patient Support Service is reassuring 10+ people per day (by telephone or email) that it is safe to have a COVID-19 vaccine while taking antibiotics. Alarmingly, we have heard from a small number …

The Antibiotic Research UK Great British Tea Party 2017 - 18th November 2017

The 2017 Great British Tea Party is almost here

Peter Gibson Get involved

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 …

Don’t miss ANTRUK’s Bark de Triomphe

Peter Gibson Get involved

On Tuesday 1st August 2017, Beverley Racecourse will be raising money for ANTRUK in the Bark de Triomphe, as part of their Roll Up Roll Up race day. This circus-themed day is sure to be great fun for the all the family, with circus skills workshops, funfair rides, and horse-racing. You can look forward to a variety of incredible circus …

Medicine risks going “back to the dark ages”

Peter Gibson Donate

Medicine risks “going back to the dark ages” without action to spur the development of new antibiotics, according to Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization. Only two new antibiotics have reached the market in the last 50 years and this has already started to have an impact on ordinary people. In May this year, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was …

Tender documents released to carry out a second phase of research on antibiotic resistance breakers

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

Following a highly successful first phase, Antibiotic Research UK is gearing up to begin the second phase of its research programme into Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs). Tender documents have now been released, and the charity is currently accepting applications from the scientific community for the next stage of its research. In ANTRUK’s first major research programme, researchers succeeded in identifying …

scientist talking about new antibiotic research

An update from our Science Committee

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

ANTIBIOTIC RESEARCH UK (ANTRUK) SCIENCE COMMITTEE RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT The focus of ANTRUK is finding ways to save our current antibiotics to fill the gap before new ones become available. Discovery of new antibiotics is a lengthy and risky enterprise with no guarantee of success. So, we need to help safeguard medicine over the coming years by breaking the resistance …

London Marathon 2017: Q&A with Ben Blackwell

Peter Gibson Get involved

After his exhausting run in the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2017, Antibiotic Research UK caught up with Ben Blackwell, who ran the 26.2 miles on behalf of our charity, along with his brother Marc. We found out how Ben got on with his training and the reasons he had chosen to run on our behalf. Please thank Ben …

Sarah Glover Cycling Challenge

Calling All Cyclists: ANTRUK welcomes you to join the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire team

Peter Gibson Get involved

Dental surgeon and ANTRUK volunteer, Sarah Glover is organising a team of cyclists for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire on 30th April 2017. A team of 12 is already in place and there are 50 places to fill, so if you are interested in being part of the team, please do get in touch. The goal is to raise £150 …

Emily speaking about her chronic antibiotic resistant infection

Introducing Emily Morris, an Antibiotic Research UK ambassador

Peter Gibson Patient stories

At the last Antibiotic Research UK AGM, Emily Morris, an ambassador for our charity, spoke very openly about her experience of living with an antibiotic resistant infection. Emily is a young mother, a daughter, and a fiancée. Antibiotic resistance does not just affect her, but her family, friends, and all those around her. Like Emily, there are thousands of people currently …

We’re excited at the appointment of Tolla Curle as new Trustee

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

The Trustees have recognised for some time that someone with a finance background was needed to broaden the expertise of the current Trustees. After a painstaking search, we are delighted to announce that Tolla Curle has agreed to join the Trustees. Tolla has a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and trained as an accountant at PWC …