Useful resources and updates on professional affair related topics.
NICE antimicrobial resistance impact report
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new impact report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This focuses on how NICE's evidence-based guidance can change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of AMR and ensure that antimicrobials remain effective treatments for managing infections. Our important new resource will be particularly relevant to your colleagues/members/stakeholders and I'd be very grateful if you could help us spread the word about it through your networks and communication channels.
This is the 6th in a series of impact reports which look at how NICE's evidence-based guidance is being used in priority areas of the health and care system. Our impact reports are based on data from national audits, reports, survey and indicator frameworks that show the uptake of our guidance and quality statement measures. You can access all of our impact reports on the NICE website.
Professor Gillian Leng, NICE's Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care recently published a blog with her thoughts about our new AMR impact report, in the National Health Executive.
If you require further information or have any questions, please get in touch with Setal.Bachelard@nice.org.uk
Should Microbiologists be on Category A or B when on Call? (BIA members only)
Added 09 April 2018
Antibiotic Review Kit (ARK)
The ARK research programme aims to safely reduce antibiotic use in hospitals.
ARK is an independent research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research
The FINGERTIPS resource from PHE now has Trust-level data for antibiotic prescription reviews.
HEE antimicrobial resistance (AMR) training resources guide
The HEE AMR training resources guide is is now available to access on the HEE website.
TARGET Antibiotic Training Modules
PHE, BSAC and primary care colleagues have developed seven free TARGET learning resources highlighting key easy actions you can take to help improve antibiotic prescribing, the patient journey and self-care and reducing future consultations.
These learning modules are now available as un-facilitated learning courses, each containing PPT presentations, recorded panel discussions and a host of referenced material and learning resources. The webinars were accredited for CPD by the Royal College of General Practitioners and each module attracts 1 CPD point. Participants can register for CPD and download their certificate online once modules are completed.
Click to access Target webinars
RCP Future Hospital Programme
Published November 2017; click to view
Sepsis Education and Training
Think Sepsis e-learning programme (NHS HEE)
Blue Skies Agenda for Microbiology - How do we deliver Microbiology services for the next decade and beyond?
Published September 2006; click to view