Show the world what UK agriculture and food is doing to tackle the issue of AMR and antibiotic use. Enter the 2018 Antibiotic Guardian Awards, taking place on 27 June 2018, at the Marriot Hotel, Regents Park, in London.
The second Antibiotic Guardian Awards champion those organisations and individuals who have demonstrated achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level – in healthcare and now in agriculture and farming as well.
Have you executed a great communications campaign? Or done a very effective job engaging people? Or have you worked with vets or farmers to achieve a significant reduction in antibiotic use? Or raised awareness of how people need to use antibiotics?
If so, then Antibiotic Guardian wants to hear from you. The awards provide you and your organisation with a chance to highlight the continuous good work being carried out to support the key aims and goals of Antibiotic Guardian. This prestigious occasion is a great opportunity to reward you and your colleagues’ success whilst networking with peers, professional animal keepers and veterinary and healthcare professionals to share ideas on this global challenge.
To enter is simple, go to the Antibiotic Guardian Awards website and enter the category of your choice by 13 April 2018.
The shortlisted organisations and individuals will be announced in May following a judging period conducted by senior leaders working within the fields of health.
Award Categories include:
Diagnostic Stewardship: Entries should demonstrate effective use of diagnostics to reduce prescribing.
Prescribing and Stewardship: Entrants should demonstrate how the project has measured antimicrobial usage or improved prudent use of antimicrobials within the organisation.
Community Communications: Entry should highlight how staff or the organisation has promoted Antibiotic Guardian or stewardship within their community and should indicate the communication methods used to engage.
Public Engagement: Entries should demonstrate significant public engagement to tackle AMR.
Innovation and Technology: Entry should highlight how technology has enabled the promotion of antibiotic stewardship and should be able to demonstrate actual use of technology or innovation within their project with examples.
Infection Prevention and Control: Entries should demonstrate improvements in infection prevention and control practices or interventions to tackle AMR.
Research: Entries should demonstrate how their entry has addressed a key aspect of antibiotic stewardship via a research programme or initiative.
Agriculture and Food: Entries should demonstrate antibiotic stewardship in the agriculture and food sector.
Children & Family: Entries from campaigns that focused on children or individuals that have completed Junior/Family antibiotic guardian badges, e-bug activities or other antimicrobial resistance/infection prevention activities.
Health Student of the Year: Healthcare students who have led initiatives around antibiotic awareness or Antibiotic Guardian should apply.
The Das Pillay Antimicrobial Stewardship Memorial Award: This award is to recognise innovation the field of antimicrobial stewardship at a junior level. The nomination may occur through others or through self nomination. The award is open to junior doctors, nurses and pharmacists who have excelled in delivering antimicrobial stewardship quality improvement.