Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.
Relevance to you: without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.
What can you: To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics and use diagnostic stewardship to help identify infections rapidly. We invite Healthcare scientists to become Antibiotic Guardians and champion diagnostic stewardship for public health.
Call to action:
Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.
Pledge on http://antibioticguardian.com/ to:
There are centrally hosted educational materials that can be used locally, and are freely available online in printer friendly formats.
EAAD – the European public health initiative to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.
The scientists and researcher pledges were developed by PHE in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England