This year we are working with Public Health England (PHE) who are looking to the pharmacy profession to raise public awareness of the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourage the public to choose an Antibiotic Guardian (AG) pledge.
We are running the campaign in collaboration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, Pharmacy Voice, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association.
WePharmacists, Public Health England and PharmacyinPractice_Scot are hosting twitter chat using #WePH and #AntibioticGuardian in collaboration with Royal Pharmaceutical Society, PSNC, CPPE, Pharmacy Voice, UKCPA-Pharmacy Infection Network, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Community Pharmacy Scotland and Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK.
Join us on Tuesday 15 November at 8.00pm.
We are promoting the series of webinars, intended for primary care health professionals, about antimicrobial resistance being hosted by PHE and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). Register and find out more here.
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There are four challenges to get your teeth into. If you complete all four challenges you will receive the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) learning campaign badge in your Badge collection in My CPPE.
Don't forget to sign up using the button below and encourage your colleagues and friends to take part too.
The first challenge of the CPPE EAAD 2016 learning campaign is to plan the involvement of your pharmacy team in the Antibiotic Amnesty. Display the poster in your pharmacy or healthcare setting and ask your team to start talking to patients and customers to encourage them to return any unused antibiotics to your pharmacy.
Please keep a tally of the number of people who return antibiotics and use this form to record the information below:
If you do not work in a pharmacy you can still complete this challenge by raising awareness of the antibiotic amnesty to family, friends and colleagues.
When you have completed the recording form or raised awareness of the antibiotic amnesty, enter the date below to complete Challenge 1.
To complete this challenge all you need to do is to register your pharmacy to carry out EAAD activities using this link – https://surveys.phe.org.uk/EAAD-AG_Reg2016CommPharm – and play your part in supporting Public Health England to achieve its goal of ten percent of pharmacy premises registering to carry out activities.
Activities might include:
To complete Challenge 2 enter the date you raised awareness, either by running a campaign in your pharmacy or by raising awareness of your staff or the public.
This challenge has two steps and you must complete both to complete the challenge. If you engaged with our EAAD campaign last year you will have already completed Step 1.
Step 1 – choose your Antibiotic Guardian pledge at http://antibioticguardian.com/
If you have already chosen your pledge, thank you.
I have chosen my Antibiotic Guardian pledge
Step 2 – Get five members of the public (family, friends, work colleagues, customers and patients) to choose their Antibiotic Guardian pledge. Make sure that when they get to the question ‘How did you hear about Antibiotic Guardian?’ they choose the pharmacy option.
Select yes if you have completed both steps of this challenge and enter the pledge you made in the text box below.
Our e-challenge quiz on antibiotic awareness runs from 9 November to 23 November 2016. Take five minutes with your colleagues to complete the quiz.
EAAD campaign in collaboration with: