Public Health England (PHE) and Gloucestershire LPC are working together to develop an educational pharmacy campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working. We are offering pharmacies in Gloucestershire the opportunity to take part in this exciting research project and give us honest feedback so we can tailor the programme to best suit pharmacy teams and patients. This is a fantastic opportunity to help us to help you and develop something that really helps patients, and that can work in the pharmacy environment. This project will help provide evidence to help support pharmacists’ role in delivering the objectives within the NHS long term plan, to support integrated care alongside GP colleagues, and help fight antimicrobial resistance.
Check PHE Fingertips to look up the antibiotic prescribing rates for the GP practices you dispense for.
For further information and tools that can each be used to support responsible antibiotic use, visit: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/TARGETantibiotics
For more information about how to Keep Antibiotics Working and to pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian, visit: https://antibioticguardian.com/keep-antibiotics-working/
If you have any queries, please contact Rosie.Allison@phe.gov.uk
We thank everyone involved in the project, including: Cliodna McNulty, Rosie Allison, Diane Ashiru-Ordeope, Philip Howard, Tracey Thornley, Sara Chapman, Katy Mawhood, Sue Walker.
We also thank Gloucestershire Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC); Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); the community pharmacy teams in Gloucestershire; and everyone that reviewed and were consulted, for your advice and support.
This project has been funded by a HEE AMR Innovation Training Fund.