Dr Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital

Dr Sanjay Patel is a paediatric infectious diseases and immunology consultant working at Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK. His main areas of interest are outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and antimicrobial stewardship (AS). He is the Officer for Stewardship and Surveillance for the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and chairs the paediatric network of the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP). He Chaired the BSAC working group that developed national common infection pathways (https://bsac.org.uk/paediatricpathways/) and he also leads the Healthier Together programme in Wessex (www.what0-18.nhs.uk), which has significantly reduced primary care antimicrobial prescribing through the implementation of consistent management approaches for professionals and effective safety netting resources for parents.

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