Many of the infection specialists BSAC represents help to deliver core NHS and care services. There is a feeling widespread among such specialists that approaches to viral pandemic (in this instance, the coronavirus and COVID-19) should be combined with ongoing efforts to contain and control drug- resistant infection (both of which feature in the World Health Organization’s top 10 threats to global health).
Consequently, BSAC’s response points to three interventions that address both concerns while significantly supporting the delivery of health services as we come out of “lockdown” (during the next 12 to 24 months), and the building of a more resilient health service for when we experience the next pandemic (possibly within the next 3 to 5 years).
These are BSAC’s proposed interventions:
BSAC feels that each of these interventions would help to address one, or all, of the following concerns that have arisen, or been aggravated, by the emergence of COVID-19:
For details about these proposed interventions, please see the full response here.