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Changing practice/AMS quality improvement projects

Developed by: UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network


17, Sep 2020


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Members: £
Non-Members: £15.00

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This fourth session in the ‘microbiology and infectious disease; an introduction to’ series takes place on 17 September 2020 at 13.00 for one hour. 

This series has been developed for antimicrobial pharmacists starting out in this speciality and for non-specialists and new qualified pharmacists with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.

This webinar will provide an overview on the local and national antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and strategies used to optimise infection management. This will include an update on changing patients and prescriber behaviours and how we can influence these key stakeholders to better use our antimicrobials

Many of the concepts will focus on the management of infection in hospital setting but the principles and content are universal to all aspects of healthcare provision including community, clinic and non-acute settings.

The aim of this session is to introduce participants to the key strategies and quality improvement projects that are used by antimicrobial stewardship teams to optimise antimicrobial usage at local and national level

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key AMS interventions introduced in to healthcare (e.g. IVOST, 48-72 hour review, audit and feedback)
  • Discuss the antimicrobial stewardship strategies used to change behaviours
  • Define and describe common and successfully used interventions in healthcare that improve antimicrobial prescribing


Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead Pharmacist, HCAI & AMR Division, Public Health England

Rakhee Patel, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust


Stephen Hughes, Consult Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The UKCPA invited its corporate members to support this webinar.  Sponsors have no input into the content of the meeting.  Industry supporters of this webinar providing financial support are: Pfizer.

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The UKCPA would like to take this opportunity to thank Pfizer for their support and encourage delegates to visit: https://smarthub.pfizerpro.co.uk

Booking Information

To book a place on this webinar, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/changing-practiceams-quality-improvement-projects-tickets-113346660914

This webinar is free for UKCPA members.