Antibiotic Guardian Awards now open for nominations
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Antibiotic Guardian Awards, hosted by Public Health England. Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise efforts made by health professionals, academics and the public to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The deadline for nominations is 4 March and can be submitted via the Antibiotic Guardian website.
Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat that we all have a role in tackling. To meet this challenge, the Antibiotic Guardian campaign urges healthcare professionals to take one of a number of pledges to drive down inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. The Awards have recognised a host of health professionals from the fields of human health, animal health, and the food supply chain as well as members of the public, highlighting the collaboration and engagement from the various sectors.
This year’s Awards ceremony will take place on 27 June 2019 in Birmingham. The call for nominations opened on 21 January and the deadline for submissions is 4 March.
The awards are open for the following categories:
- Animal health, Agriculture and Food Supply;
- Children & Family;
- Community Communications;
- Diagnostic stewardship;
- Infection prevention and control;
- Innovation & Technology;
- Prescribing & stewardship;
- Public engagement;
- Student of the Year;
- The Das Pillay Memorial Award
Speaking about the Awards, Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead for the Antibiotic Guardian campaign, said:
“The Antibiotic Guardian awards are an excellent opportunity to champion organisations and individuals who have supported the Antibiotic Guardian campaign and have enacted change to tackle antimicrobial resistance, one of the biggest global public health threats we face.
“It has been great to see a multipronged and multidisciplinary approach including infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, surveillance as well as public and professional education and engagement efforts all of which are available to view on the shared-learning platform on Antibiotic Guardian website.”
Notes to Editors
- The awards take place on 27 June at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham
- Previous winners can be found at the Antibiotic Guardian website: https://antibioticguardian.com/shared-learning/
- Entries opened for the awards on 21 January 2019.
- Entries close for the awards on 04 March 2019.