CPPE Antimicrobial Stewardship: Focus on optimising antimicrobial prescribing workshop

14th November 2019 In booking details


CPPE_SW_events_flyer_autumn-winter_2019-20(V21o).pdf“Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a catastrophic threat.  If we don’t act now, any one of us could go into hospital in 20 years for minor surgery and die because of an ordinary infection that can’t be treated by antibiotics.” Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, March 2013.

According the Royal College of General Practitioners TARGET (Treat Antibiotics Responsibly: Guidance, Education, Tools) newsletter July 2019 there are currently 700,000 deaths worldwide attributable to AMR each year. This predicted to rise to 10 million by 2050 unless radical action is taken.

We all have an urgent duty to curb the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

Have you signed up as an Antibiotic Guardian?
To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. Public, students and educators, farmers, the veterinary and medical communities and professional organisations are invited to become Antibiotic Guardians. Signing up as an Antibiotic Guardian is a very simple process where you commit to one simple pledge to make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.

How is your knowledge? Is it time for an update so you can explain the risks to your patients and how society as whole can work together to combat this huge global threat?

Our new Optimise workshop – Antimicrobial stewardship: focus on antimicrobial prescribing will support you to develop your knowledge and skills to optimise the prescribing of antimicrobials.

This new format of workshop is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacists from all sectors of pharmacy practice. Working through the clinically-focused activities with colleagues from other sectors will help you to understand different parts of the patient’s pathway and other pharmacy professionals’ perspectives on treatment and care.

How does this link with the new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (NHS CPCS)
If you are a community pharmacist planning to provide the new NHS CPCS from 29 October this learning provides a useful update covering several of the possible symptoms identified for referral to a community pharmacist.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is every year on 18 November 2019. These workshops have purposely been arranged to coincide with this date to reawaken your awareness and actions you can take.

Dates and locations (evenings):

Click here for further information and to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at one of these workshops.

Please see attached flyer for details of other forthcoming CPPE events.

Best wishes


Anne Cole
Tutor, South West CPPE
email: anne.cole@cppe.ac.uk

Pharmacy technicians can sign up for our Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme, specifically designed to support you to carry out the final accuracy check of dispensed medicines.

Leadership development opportunities:
Community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and those working in the Health in Justice sector can register for the NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole programme with a cohort in Bristol early in 2020.

Mid-to-senior grade pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in primary or secondary care, Health and Justice or the armed forces can apply for the CPPE Leading for change programme.

Learn with colleagues at a time and place that suits you. Book on to one of our tutor-facilitated workshops or join a learning community near you.

CPPE is funded by Health Education England to provide continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacist trainees providing NHS services in England.

Reply to me using anne.cole@cppe.ac.uk.