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BSAC parliamentary interns launch policy recommendations to reduce pharmaceutical pollution

19th July 2023

Our new Parliamentary Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity for two interns to work with Baroness Natalie Bennett and BSAC to engage directly with the inner workings of government. We’re pleased to announce that year’s interns, Julze Alejandre from Glasgow Caledonian University and Emily Stevenson from the University of Exeter, have recently led the development of policy recommendations to reduce pharmaceutical pollution, which are due to launch in Parliament today…

Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Scheme: First Centres of Excellence Announced

6th July 2023

BSAC is delighted to announce the first three healthcare organisations accredited by our Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Scheme (GAMSAS). Developed by BSAC and led by experts in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), GAMSAS reviews, mentors and accredits hospital AMS programmes through a standards-based process and aims to establish Centres of Excellence around the world to support the spread of effective AMS.

Call for applications: BSAC Parliamentary Internship Programme

28th June 2023

Are you undertaking a PhD in the UK? Are you passionate about antimicrobial resistance, One Health, and the policy implications of infectious disease? Then apply for our Parliamentary Internship Programme and help bring AMR back into the political limelight!

Job opportunity: Experienced healthcare professional with a passion for AMS

28th June 2023

BSAC is seeking an experienced healthcare professional with an interest in global health to work alongside our Programmes Manager to deliver the Global AMS Accreditation Scheme (GAMSAS), which is working globally to support healthcare organizations to build and sustain robust and measurable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programmes.

UK Paediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship (UK-PAS) Network: Helping to coordinate paediatric efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance

26th June 2023

The UK Paediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship (UK-PAS) network was launched in June 2019 to address the unmet need for coordinated paediatric efforts in dealing with antimicrobial resistance and improving antimicrobial use in the UK. In 2023, UK-PAS formally moved under BSAC’s umbrella. In this short article, UK-PAS Chair, Alicia Demirjian, explores her approach for the next stage of the network now that it has moved under BSAC’s umbrella.

UKAR Study joins NIHR Associate Principal Investigator Scheme

26th June 2023

The UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR) Study, a collaboration between the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the University of Aberdeen, is now registered with NIHR Associate Principal Investigator Scheme (National Institute for Health and Care Research.)

BSAC’s view: supermarket supply chains and the risk of AMR

21st June 2023

A recent report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found that a major meat supplier to UK supermarkets is sourcing chickens from farms that use fluoroquinolone antibiotics, drugs which are classified as “critically important for human health” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report also states that the Polish meat supplier, SuperDrob, was linked to a salmonella outbreak in 2020, which ‘involved bacteria resistant to multiple drugs.’

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