The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH): Meet our partners

30th April 2024

The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH) is a dedicated online space designed to bring organisations together to support appropriate antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. This month we’re inviting you to meet one of our partners: Global Health Continuing Professional Development (GHCPD), who are focused on bringing education on AMR diagnostics to low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH): Meet our partners

21st March 2024

The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH) is a dedicated online space designed to bring organisations together to support appropriate antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. This month we’re inviting you to meet Dr Maarten B.M. van Dongen, Director of AMR Insights - one of our GASPH partners.

Improving antimicrobial stewardship programs using multidisciplinary teams

26th February 2024

To celebrate the launch of our new e-learning course, Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs using Multidisciplinary Teams, Lead Educator and Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Sally Tipping, describes her experiences as working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and how sharing knowledge and experience can help Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programs deliver positive patient outcomes.

UKAR: The secrets of successful study site

26th February 2024

The UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR) Study – a collaboration between BSAC and The University of Aberdeen – has now been open to participant recruitment for 9 months. During this time, hospitals from 22 NHS Trusts across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England have joined the UK-wide registry. In this short article, Kathleen and Azeezat, members of the NHS Grampian team, explain what it takes to be a successful site.

The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Hub (GASPH) – supporting antimicrobial stewardship practice

22nd February 2024

The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub is a dedicated space to meet the education and training needs of the global healthcare community. This short article explores how the scheme brings organisations together to support appropriate antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance.

Pharmacy professionals should ‘seize the day’ by getting involved with the BioDrive AFS study to further their research expertise

31st January 2024

Antimicrobial stewardship research is a space where pharmacy professionals (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) can be involved at all levels of research leadership, planning and delivery. Pharmacists have expert knowledge of medicines and are supported by pharmacy technicians who ensure medication is supplied and used effectively. In terms of clinical trials, both are involved primarily in secondary care clinical trial units and may undertake roles, such as ensuring adherence to research protocols, and the safe and effective use of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP).

Keep Antimicrobials Working: Protecting antimicrobials by supporting future healthcare providers

3rd January 2024

Keep Antimicrobials Working is a programme that aims to provide healthcare undergraduates and postgraduates – as well as educators – with the support and resources they need to make wise decisions about antimicrobial medication, help reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance and ultimately save lives.

The surprising truth about penicillin allergies

3rd January 2024

With the launch of our new e-learning course, ‘Understanding Penicillin Allergy Assessment and Delabelling’, Neil Powell, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist and Associate Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, explores why we need to reexamine penicillin allergy labels and explains why many patients are missing out on the best treatment options…

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