Public Health England has been awarded £5.1 million to create a virtual ‘open access’ centre, which will gather real-time patient data on resistant infections, helping clinicians understand when to use and preserve antibiotics in their treatment. Read the blog to find out more.
Dr Susan Hopkins is a Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Public Health England. She is also in post at The Royal Free London NHS Trust as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.
In November, PHE published the second annual ESPAUR report describing the surveillance of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in England. The report brings together three crucial data sets, some of which weren’t previously in the public domain: antibiotic prescribing in …
When we think about antibiotics, we think about how they help us recover from illness, or visits to the GP to get a prescription for ourselves or our children. We think of a medication readily available to help us fight …
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