The meeting began with an Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance from Elizabeth Beech, Healthcare Acquired Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Project Lead, NHS England. The new NICE Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidance was also presented.
The work of a specialist CHS antimicrobial Pharmacist was explained. Examples of improving antimicrobial stewardship were shared.
The IV referral standards for OPAT services were launched at the meeting.
PHE presented their Immunisation PGD Templates.
The meeting concluded with a rallying call from Diane Ashiru-Oredope on preparing for European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Associate Director, Medicines Use and Safety Team