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Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2018 – Winners and Highly Commended

Congratulations to the winners and highly commended entries announced at the third Antibiotic Guardian awards which took place on 27th June. The awards celebrate the work of healthcare professionals across England in tackling antimicrobial resistance and form part of the ongoing Antibiotic Guardian campaign which is led by Public Health England.



The evening was attended by organisations across UK and abroad who had all submitted entries and then shortlisted for their achievements in work to help combat antibiotic resistance and protect antibiotic usage. The guest speaker for the awards was Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Professor Sally Davies.

The awards were jointly presented by the Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope (lead for the Antibiotic Guardian campaign and Lead Pharmacist for the AMR Programme at Public Health England); Dr Susan Hopkins (Deputy Director, National Infections Service) and Dr Bruce Warner (Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England)


Agriculture and Food

Winner – Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol

Highly Commended – British Poultry Council

Highly Commended – Wayland Farms Ltd


Children and Family

Winner – Leicestershire Scouts

Highly Commended – Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland


Community Communications

Winner – RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance)

Highly Commended – Capital and Coast DHB, Wellington, New Zealand

Highly Commended – Commonwealth Pharmacists Association



Diagnostic Stewardship

Winner – NHS Sunderland CCG

Highly Commended – NHS Swale CCG


Innovation and Tech

Winner – Leicester City CCG

Highly Commended – UHBristol NHS Foundation Trust


Infection Prevention and Control

Winner – Royal Cornwall Trust


Prescribing and Stewardship

Winner – RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance)

Highly Commended – West Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Commended – ABP UK

Commended – NHS Tayside – (JM – HK)


Public Engagement

Winner – NHS Grampian

Highly Commended – W5 Interactive Science Centre

Commended – Birmimgham CrossCity CCG, Aston University & Partners

Commended – Shropshire young health champions



Winner – University College London Hospitals

Highly Commended – The University of Leeds


Student of the Year

Winner – ABC:AMR Team – King’s College London

Highly Commended – Euan Carter – University of Aberdeen

Highly Commended – Lyna Irawati – Universiti Sains Malaysia


The Das Pillay Antimicrobial Stewardship Award

Winner – Sue Bowler

Highly Commended – Ryan Hamilton


Click here to access the shared-learning pages which provide details about the shortlisted projects from 2017 and 2018. 


Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead for the Antibiotic Guardian campaign, said:

“The Antibiotic Guardian awards are an excellent opportunity for us to champion organisations and individuals who have supported the Antibiotic Guardian campaign and demonstrated achievement in their work to tackle antimicrobial resistance, one of the biggest global public health threats we face.

“These awards have highlighted the wealth of fantastic work taking place across the country in combating antimicrobial resistance. I’d like to personally congratulate all the nominees and winners for their contributions.

“At Public Health England we will continue to support and work with partners across the health system to improve antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship programmes.”



Gratitude to 4AllofUs who organised the Awards on our behalf.