29th May 2024

The UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR) Study – a collaboration between BSAC and The University of Aberdeen – has now been running for one year, and has successfully recruited 30 NHS Trusts across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Rebecca Parr, UKAR Study Coordinator at the University of Aberdeen, reflects on the study’s first year, and reminds potential participants that it’s not too late to get involved in antimicrobial research.

During the recent BSAC Spring Conference, the UKAR Study team reflected that this time last year we gave the green light to our very first UKAR Study hospital site. One year later we have 30 NHS Trusts across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England and are collecting data from over 280 recruited participants. This represents 60% of our target number of sites and, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Study teams across the UK, we are above our participant recruitment target for this stage of the study.

However, with a further 2 years of participant recruitment still it go, it’s certainly not too late to get involved in antimicrobial research. For more information about this collaboration between BSAC and The University of Aberdeen, and to learn how your team can get involved, contact the UKAR team (ukar@abdn.ac.uk), visit the UKAR study website or complete the UKAR Expression of Interest Form.

In addition, we’re also looking forward to our first publication – a viewpoint piece in which we describe the progress made so far. We will share the link as soon as possible on the UKAR study website.

11 UKAR eligible study drugs*

Cefiderocolǂ

Ceftaroline

Ceftazidime/avibactamǂ

Ceftobiprole

Ceftolozane/tazobactam

Dalbavancin

Delafloxacin

Eravacycline

Imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam

Meropenem/vaborbactam

Oritavancin

ǂAntimicrobial agents included in the recent NICE de-linkage initiative.

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