Healthcare Professionals

Resources and toolkits: Scotland

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Resources and toolkits: Wales

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Healthcare Students – Antibiotic Guardian Champion Badge

Become an Antibiotic Guardian Champion ag-students-champion-badge


As part of UK’s activities for World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) (14 – 20 November 2016) and European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November) we are inviting healthcare students and pre-registration professionals to become Antibiotic Guardian Champions. Earn your badge by completing the tasks via Open Badge Academy and sharing your evidence. You can add your badge to your LinkedIn account.

We also encourage you to share actively via social media using #AntibioticGuardian



Community Pharmacy

This year as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Community Pharmacy teams are invited to participate in European Antibiotics Awareness Day (EAAD), World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) and the Antibiotic Guardian campaign 2016.

Community Pharmacy teams are invited to register their community pharmacy premises to lead promotional activities for EAAD, WAAW and the Antibiotic Guardian campaign 2016 -2017. Please complete the online registration form by 07 November 2016. Registration takes less than five minutes.

As healthcare professionals that have access to 1 million people a day, the role of pharmacists in raising awareness about prudent antibiotic use is crucial. Being in direct contact with patients on daily basis, pharmacists are well placed to educate the public on taking their medicine safely and effectively, especially when it comes to self-medicating, not finishing a course of antibiotics as prescribed, or using/ sharing left over antibiotics with others

The Antibiotic Guardian campaign, which was launched in September 2014, has now seen over 33, 000 individuals (public and healthcare professionals) become Antibiotic Guardians; each choosing a pledge about how they will personally use antibiotics more prudently. Evaluation of the campaign has highlighted that it is effective for changing behaviour and increasing knowledge (self reported)

There are range of resources freely available for use to support local and social media campaigns, CPPE is leading an Antibiotic Learning Campaign with an opportunity for pharmacy colleagues to earn an Antibiotic Guardian Pharmacy Champion Badge. PSNC has also distributed a poster an produced by Public Health England in collaboration with pharmacy organisations, to all community pharmacy contractors in October’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) for pharmacies to display to increase awareness of the Antibiotic Guardian campaign amongst their patients.



Resources and toolkits: Veterinary Medicine and Livestock professionals

Resources for livestock professionals 

Antibiotic Awareness posters for Vet Surgeries

Guidelines and guidance for vets, farmers and animal keepers on the responsible use of antibiotics produced by a range of animal health organisations

Click to watch a video created by DEFRA and VMD to educate the public on how pet owners can help slow antibiotic resistance in animals.

Antibiotic Resistance Playbuzz

Take the antibiotic quiz: