Do your patients know your local antibiotic resistance rates?

By Oliver Dyar Public Health England have recently made local data publicly available on five important topics: antimicrobial resistance antibiotic prescribing healthcare associated infections infection prevention and control and antibiotic … Continue Reading →


Have your Say on the Future EU Guidelines on Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Human Medicine

After the publication of the EU Guidelines for prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinarian medicine in 2015 (see here), commissioned by the European Commission, ECDC received a request from DG-SANTE … Continue Reading →


Legal responsibility associated w/ antibiotic prescribing and advising. Deadline: Sept 1st

Are you a senior Infectious Diseases physician or Clinical Microbiologist ? Would you like to help us learn about legal responsibility associated with antibiotic prescribing and advising?   If Yes, then you can!!! … Continue Reading →


Using antibiotics responsibly: are we there yet?

By Oliver Dyar A perspective piece on responsible antibiotic use has just been published in Future Microbiology, and the authors include several ESGAP members.   In the article we present … Continue Reading →


One great example of “When less is more…”

By Leonardo Pagani (ESGAP EC member) About 60% of antibiotics prescribed in primary care are for RTIs, such as common colds, sore throat, cough, acute bronchitis, otitis media and sinusitis. … Continue Reading →


Medical liability & antibiotic prescribing #AntibioticLegalMap2016 What do you think?

Are you a senior Infectious Diseases physician or Clinical Microbiologist ? Would you like to help us learn about legal responsibility associated with antibiotic prescribing and advising?   If Yes, … Continue Reading →


Some antibiotic stewardship stories and big challenges in education at #ASMMicrobe2016

By Oliver J Dyar   This post includes talks from two sessions at the 2016 ASM Microbe meeting: Antimicrobial stewardship II and Big challenges in pre-clinical med student microbiology education. … Continue Reading →


More #AntimicrobialStewardship at #ASMMicrobe2016: Success stories

By Bojana Beovic ASM Microbe 2016 is plenty of sessions on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Lucky you a team of ESGAP member is live reporting on them!!. This piece deals with Saturday … Continue Reading →


Controversies in #AntimicrobialStewardship #ASMMicrobe2016 coverage by @ESGAP_ABS (June 18, 2016)

By Benedikt Huttner This is the first ESGAP summary on antimicrobial stewardship activities at ASM Microbe 2016, that is being held in Boston, and deals with the symposium “Controversies in … Continue Reading →


EU Guidelines on Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Human Medicine: a call for suggestions/comments/resources

By Bojana Beovic   After the publication of the EU Guidelines for prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinarian medicine in 2015 (see here), commissioned by the European Commission, ECDC received … Continue Reading →