Primary Care Discussions (‘On the couch’): Antibiotics in Primary Care

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 4 October 2022Location 13.00 - 14.00 Online via Webex

Primary care pharmacy professionals can meet and interact online with Kieran Hand, National Pharmacy & Prescribing Clinical Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance


4 October 2022


13.00 - 14.00 Online via Webex

About the Event

Dr Kieran Hand will briefly outline the current vision and strategy for antimicrobial stewardship from the NHSE AMR programme and ask for feedback from webinar attendees.

The ‘on the couch’ discussion with Paula Andrews and Katie Heard will explore the challenges around the management of antibiotics in primary care; and discuss potential strategies for meeting these challenges.

Why it’s important

Antibiotic resistance continues to pose a threat to public health.  Pharmacy professionals remain in the front line to safeguard antibiotics for the future.

What will be covered

  • What the vision and strategy from the NHSE AMR programme contains
  • What challenges primary care pharmacy staff face with respect to antimicrobials
  • Potential solutions to these challenges


A range of speakers from SPS and other organisations will present at this event.

Guest Speakers

Dr Kieran Hand, AMR: National Pharmacy & Prescribing Clinical Lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Paula Andrews, Medicines Optimisation Technician, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board

Katie Heard, Highly Specialised Pharmacist working in an RPS approved Antimicrobial Consultant Pharmacist Post
(Undergoing Credentialing) – Somerset

SPS Speakers

Our MC for this webinar will be Dr Barry Jubraj and Nicola Wake will be monitoring the chat box.  You can learn more about Barry and Nicola below.


Registration is now open.  When you have registered you will receive confirmation and  link for your diary.

Note: Our webinars are provided for colleagues providing NHS services so please register with your NHS or work-based email address. If you don’t provide NHS services or are a charity, please drop us a line to clarify your interest in this webinar.

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Joining on the day

You can listen through your computer or mobile phone.

The webinar will start promptly at 13.00 so please join at least 10 minutes earlier to hear important information.

Dial in

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The event will be recorded and this and the slides will be available shortly after the event

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