This week it is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. There has been much in the media regarding the threat of antimicrobial resistance and what we might do to respond to the threat. Various initiatives are being undertaken across the NHS and yesterday was European Antibiotic Awareness Day. Which was used to promote important messages to patients, healthcare professionals and commissioners about the responsible and appropriate use of antibiotics and the need to prevent the spread of infections. You can read the UK5YR Antibiotic Resistance Strategy to find out more.
You can also sign up as an Antibiotic Guardian to ensure antibiotics remain effective in the future to combat infections