This London Antimicrobial Pharmacist group is a collaboration of specialist antimicrobial pharmacists from across the capital city. The group works to integrate and complement the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOC) agendas to improve patient experience, adopt evidence base practice, improve safety and tolerability of antimicrobials used and strive for standardisation of AMS services across the London area. It also provides a forum for professional education and development, peer support and the option to share quality improvement initiatives across the boundaries of organisations.
1.1. To develop strategies to promote effective prescribing of antimicrobials across the local healthcare sector in order to reduce infectious diseases and limit anti-microbial resistance.
1.2. To implement shared plans for the effective prescribing of antimicrobials across the local healthcare sector and other quality improvement initiatives.
1.3. To reduce replication of AMS activities through sharing of QIP / guidelines / policies within London network through standardised forum.
2. Expert knowledge
2.1. To provide advice to national and regional groups, forum and working parties to develop good practice in the use of anti-microbials.
2.2. To drive the cost effective use of antimicrobials across the local healthcare economy.
2.3. To share best practice on reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections, in particular MRSA and C difficile.
3. Surveillance and Research
3.1. To standardise reporting from secondary care providers to commissioners/CCG on AMS activity.
3.2. To standardise reporting on prescribing performance of GPs / Urgent care centres.
3.3. To develop more robust performance measures or benchmarks for AMS practices..
3.4. To share evaluation of new antimicrobials and horizon scanning.
4. Education and Peer-Support
4.1. To provide opportunity for peer-support and education for antimicrobial pharmacists within the area.