Assessing the current evidence for the effectiveness of interventions in improving the review of antibiotic therapy

In a recently published systematic review by SHIP team PhD Student, Ayodeji Matuluko, interventions to improve the review of antibiotic therapy in acute care hospitals have been found to have positive clinical impact in the short to medium term, although there is insufficient evidence of their sustainability in the long-term. The timely review of antibiotic…

SHIP PhD students at the virtual 2020 MRF National PhD Training Programme in AMR annual conference

The Medical Research Foundation’s national PhD training programme in AMR is in its 3rd year. This programme was set up to train the future generation of researchers to address the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The programme funds a core cohort of PhD students studying AMR in universities across the UK. In addition,…

The SHIP team shine a light on strategies for improving antimicrobial stewardship in farming

In a recently published SHIP team paper—co-authored with colleagues from Health Protection Scotland and the University of Strathclyde—the findings of a scoping review of approaches for improving antimicrobial stewardship in livestock farmers and veterinarians are reported. This is an important topic, because microorganisms’ ability to defeat antimicrobials, known as antimicrobial resistance, is an increasing threat…

SHIP PhD Students attend Medical Research Foundation AMR Training Conference

As of the year 2018, the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) invested £4M to establish a yearly PhD training programme aiming to train early career researchers in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In doing so, MRF aimed to foster new, robust and active networks between researchers from a variety of research backgrounds in the UK in order…

GCU paper hailed a top 20 page-turner

A research paper analysing public awareness of antimicrobial resistance has been named as one of the top 20 most downloaded papers in the prestigious British Journal of Health Psychology. The research, led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) senior lecturer in psychology Dr Jo McParland, is entitled ‘What are the ‘active ingredients’ of interventions targeting the…

SHIP raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance -World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and to celebrate the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) researchers at GCU thought we’d tell you a little bit about what we’ve been doing to get involved. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is organised by the World Health Organization and has been running since November 2015. The campaign aims…

An integrated way to fight antimicrobial resistance

Last month the 2nd UK One Health Report was published. This reports on both human and animal antibiotic use, sales and resistance during 2013. Professor Jacqui Reilly was one of the report contributors. It aims to encourage further joint working between human & animal sectors,  identify the emerging and current antibiotic resistance threats, identify differences in surveillance…

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