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The Mould that Changed the World: BSAC funded musical helps boost children’s understanding of AMR

24th November 2020

A new quantitative and qualitative evaluation of primary school musical, The Mould that Changed the World, has shown that children who participated were able to articulate a greater understanding of AMR and the risks of antibiotic overuse.

Antimicrobial Resistance: A preventable crisis in the making

24th November 2020

It’s a truly terrifying moment when you come to understand that the world is losing one of its most powerful tools in healthcare: Antibiotics...

APPG on Antibiotics: Antibiotic residues in sewage and agricultural run-off

23rd November 2020

On the 24th November 2020, The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics will meet to discuss the issue of antibiotic residues in sewage and agricultural run-off and how we can determine safe thresholds to combat deadly superbugs

UK Paediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Antimicrobial Paediatric Prescribing Guidelines Open for Consultation

23rd November 2020

Draft paediatric antimicrobial prescribing guidelines are now open for public consultation.

Superbugs are a global emergency – it’s time to respond

19th November 2020

Superbugs – microbes that cause infections that are difficult or impossible to treat — are one of the biggest threats we face. They kill someone in the world every 45 seconds. That means by the time you finish reading this article, at least five more families will have lost a loved one. But there’s hope. Across the globe, community projects are doing what they can to stop superbugs – they just need us to lend a hand...

BSAC launches community-focused initiative in response to ‘global emergency’ of superbugs

18th November 2020

Building on the success of its Antibiotic Action campaign (which began in 2012), the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) has today launched a global health initiative called Stop Superbugs.

Spreading the word about superbugs: why we need to think outside the box when it comes to the AMR message

10th November 2020

Antibiotic resistant infections, or ‘superbugs’, are one of the gravest threats we face. They already cause more than 750,000 deaths every year - or around one person every 40 seconds. Yet despite the scale of the issue, recognition remains low, especially amongst the general public. In this post, Edwin Panford-Quainoo explores how scientists, academics and health professionals can do more to spread the message about drug-resistant infections.

Plummeting number of UTI diagnoses since the advent of COVID brings huge uncertainty to the management of serious infections in vulnerable patients

4th November 2020

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) cause misery to millions every year, with around half of all women experiencing at least one UTI in their lifetime. Usually, they are simple to treat. Clinicians prescribe antibiotics empirically whilst awaiting the results of a urine culture. Yet the disruption to primary care caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has given rise to some troubling trends...

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