Cambridgeshire and Peterborough System wide AMR Network

Coordinator Melanie Drohan, Area Lead Pharmacist, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

The aims of the group are to:

  • Promote excellence in antimicrobial stewardship across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health System, including across the Primary – Secondary Care interface.
  • Develop and regularly update a system wide antimicrobial resistance strategy.
  • Oversee and monitor the system delivery of indicators set through the national programme and local programmes to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
  • Monitor and evaluate antimicrobial prescribing and how this relates to local resistance patterns where appropriate.
  • Provide regular feedback to individual prescribers in all care settings, including privately commissioned services, about:
    • their antimicrobial prescribing, for example, by using professional regulatory numbers for prescribing as well as prescriber (cost centre) codes.
    • patient safety incidents related to antimicrobial use, including hospital admissions for potentially avoidable life‑threatening infections, including Clostridium difficile/MRSA or adverse drug reactions such as anaphylaxis.
  • Provide education and training to health and social care practitioners about antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Integrate audit into existing quality improvement programmes.
  • Support facilitation of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day/World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
  • Review additions to the system wide net Formulary prior to submission to JPG.
  • To ensure continual learning and good practice locally through linking with regional and national networks (e.g. Regional Antimicrobial Pharmacists Network for the East of England).

Network lead

Melanie Drohan

Area Lead Pharmacist, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group


Name Role Organisation
Tanya Cooper Other
Estela Pacheco Specialist Pharmacist EAST OF ENGLAND COMMISSIONING REGION

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