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UK HSA weekly update (WC 18 Dec)

Please note this is an extract of the original bulletin. Committees on Toxicity, Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: joint annual report Page summary: Joint annual report includes brief toxicological background to the Committees’ decisions; discussion summaries; Committees’ published statements. Change made: Added 2022 joint annual report.
Tehelj
January 3, 2024
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UK HSA weekly update (WC 11 Sept)

Please note this is an extract of the original bulletin. Point prevalence survey on HCAI, AMU and AMS in England Page summary: A national point prevalence survey on healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in England, 2023. Change made: Added training webinar videos and Q&A session details.
Tehelj
September 15, 2023
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August Infectious Diseases Working Party

On Wednesday, we held our August Infectious Diseases Working Party in-person at the BIVDA office, with over thirty attendees and four excellent speakers. Mandy Townsend of the Innovation Agency spoke first, detailing a case study developed with her AHSN following the rapid testing and treating of flu in the community last year. The results proved significant, as patients benefitted from…
Ben Kemp
August 11, 2023
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New study launched to assess levels of antimicrobial resistance in healthy people

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has launched surveillance to assess the extent of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in healthy people across the country. Up to 2,000 people will be invited to submit stool samples and nose and throat swabs for the study, which will help scientists understand more about the factors influencing bacteria in our body. By understanding more about…
Ben Kemp
April 28, 2023
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Antimicrobial resistance national action plan – call for evidence

The government is developing the next 5-year national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The plan will run from 2024 until 2029. Input is encouraged from technical experts – including on human health, animal and plant health, food and AMR in the environment. The action plans are part of a programme to tackle AMR and achieve the UK’s vision for AMR to be contained and…
Natalie Creaney
November 25, 2022
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BIVDA contributes to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

Doris-Ann has highlighted the dangers of AMR during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 – including authoring an article and reaching millions through radio interviews. As part of a Mediaplanet campaign, Doris-Ann composed an article titled, “How can diagnostic tests help with antimicrobial resistance in the UK?”, which was featured in The Guardian yesterday; bringing the link between AMR and IVDs…
Natalie Creaney
November 25, 2022
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Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2021 report

Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance (SONAAR) in 2021 report has produced a series of findings which may be of interest to members. Notable statistics include: Total antibiotic use in humans has decreased by 16.9% in Scotland since 2017 and have decreased by 8.6% in acute hospitals since 2017. Members can read the full report and the report…
Natalie Creaney
November 18, 2022
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Innovate UK launches programme to help grow SME’s AMR opportunities

Innovate UK have launched a programme which aims to help grow SME’s AMR opportunities, with this phase focused on Germany and Switzerland. Delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, the programme consists of a preparation phase, a five-day innovation visit focussed on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), a post-visit exploitation workshop and support for approximately 12 months from an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and…
Natalie Creaney
November 11, 2022
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BIVDA attend Parliament to promote the Infection Management Coalition’s White Paper

BIVDA, as part of the Infection Management Coalition (IMC), attended Parliament on Wednesday to promote recommendations made in the IMC’s White Paper to MPs. The White Paper establishes a clear, bold vision for infection control across four pillars: outbreak and pandemic preparedness; infection prevention; rapid treatment of time-critical infection; and antimicrobial stewardship. Doris-Ann led one of the four stands set…
Natalie Creaney
July 22, 2022