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CASTING CALL: Singing scientists and healthcare professionals sought to join the chorus of ‘The Mould that Changed the World’ for Edinburgh Fringe/Glasgow shows in August 2022

18th May 2022

The BSAC sponsored, sell-out 2018 Fringe musical The Mould That Changed the World is back, with a return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a visit to Glasgow in August '22. What’s more, they’re looking for a local chorus of scientists and healthcare professionals recruited in each city to join the professional cast…

Science meets politics: How an internship in Parliament opened an early career researcher’s eyes to a new way of working

18th May 2022

As a final year PhD student in Pharmaceutical Science and a BSAC member, Paul-Enguerrand Fady was more used to working in a laboratory, sitting at a biological safety cabinet, peering down at tubes and plates. That was until last October, when he started working one day a week in the House of Lords. In this short blog, he explains how he ended up in Parliament, and what he’s learned during his time there…

Audited accounts and trustees report for the period ending 30 September 2021

4th May 2022

The audited accounts and trustees report for the period ending 30 September 2021, which are submitted to the AGM, are available to view.

Call for evidence: An inquiry into the links between antibiotic resistance & lack of access to clean water, hygiene & sanitation facilities, in healthcare settings across the world’s least developed countries

3rd May 2022

The All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Antibiotics, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, are staging a joint inquiry into the links between antibiotic resistance and lack of access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation facilities in healthcare settings across the least developed countries of the world.

Two new antibiotics will soon be available on the NHS: BSAC welcomes launch of Netflix-style de-linkage scheme

12th April 2022

BSAC welcomes news that two ‘last line of defence’ antibiotics - cefiderocol & ceftazidime with avibactam - will soon be available on the NHS as part of a new de-linkage scheme, a subscription-style payment model designed to incentivise investment in bringing new antibiotics through to clinical use.

The Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms Workshop for Researchers: a conference like no other

7th April 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to covid, BSAC’s legendary Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms Workshop for Researchers (ARM) is back! Here, Andy Edwards & Michelle Buckner Chairs of ARM’s Programme Committee, explain what this unique annual event means to them… and why it’s unmissable for early-career researchers.

Superbug Stories: How a broken leg took 12 years to heal after a resistant infection took hold

5th April 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s leading causes of illness and death, causing misery to millions every year. As part of a new series, we are featuring stories of patients who have been affected by AMR, as told to Antibiotic Research UK. In this story, Annabelle explains how a superbug infection took hold following a horse-riding accident.

WHO publishes implementation handbook for national action plans on antimicrobial resistance

15th March 2022

In 2015 the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) calling on countries to develop and implement national action plans on AMR. Last week, WHO published an implementation handbook, offering guidance for the human health sector.

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