The pharmacy contribution to antimicrobial stewardship

Royal Pharmaceutical Society – September 2017

This report looks at the pharmacist’s role in tackling the challenges of inappropriate use of antibiotics as part of a multidisciplinary approach. The report makes recommendations in order to contribute to wider efforts in meeting the challenge set by the UK Government in 2016 of reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by 50 per cent by 2020.

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Antimicrobial resistance – RCN position on the nursing contribution

Royal College of Nursing, August 2014

The RCN have produced a positioning paper describing the contribution that nurses and nursing can make at an international, national and local level to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The document has been developed to stimulate discussion and ensure nurses are fully involved and engaged with initiatives and actions that impact on AMR. As nurses are a large part of the health care workforce, the benefits they bring should be clearly identified and articulated at all levels so that their full contribution can be recognised, encouraged and facilitated.

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