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Education and further reading

A new e-learning for Healthcare module on Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance was launched in November 2015.

This module has been designed to support all health and social care staff – both clinical and non-clinical - in a variety of settings to understand the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance, and ways they can help to tackle this major health issue. This programme has been developed by Health Education England in collaboration with Public Health England and NHS England. 

Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (APS) competencies

The APS competencies can be used by any independent prescriber to help develop their prescribing practice at any point in their professional development in relation to prescribing antimicrobials. There are five competencies:

  1. Infection prevention and control
  2. Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials
  3. Prescribing antimicrobials
  4. Antimicrobial stewardship
  5. Monitoring and learning 

Drug and Bug project

The Drug and Bug project is a joint Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and Health Education England project, raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance amoung health care providers and other community groups throughout out Cornwall. 

There are two BUDDIE nurse educators tasked with delivering a multi-tiered programme designed to educate those from both clinical and non clinical backgrounds in the issues surrounding AMR and how we can all adopt collaborative apprach to the way we use antimicrobials. now and in the future. 

The project is planned to last one year, during which time we aim to visit nursing homes, schools and engage with numerous public awareness campaignes in Cornwall. You can find out more about the project here