The third week in November marks World Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness Week, a global annual campaign to improve awareness and understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance amongst patients and healthcare professionals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity, with the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials the main drivers in the development of drug-resistant pathogens.
Without effective antimicrobials, the success of modern medicine in treating infections, including during major surgery and cancer chemotherapy, would be at increased risk.
TARGET stands for Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education and Tools. It is a toolkit designed to support primary care clinicians to champion and implement antimicrobial stewardship activities.
The resources can also be used to support CPD and revalidation requirements. The toolkit contains a wealth of information and resources on the best practice approach to managing common infections, while optimising antibiotic use in primary care.
The resources can be used to support CPD and revalidation requirements. Explore the toolkit to find:
- Webinars and learning resources to support your clinical and professional development
- Patient information leaflets to support effective discussions and shared decision-making with your patients
- Resources for prescribing when reviewing patients on long-term and repeat antibiotics
- Diagnostic and prescribing quick reference tools for common infections, including abnormal vaginal discharge (AVD) and chlamydia