Health professionals from across the UK gathered to celebrate the great work delivered over the past year in reducing antibiotic resistance and increasing public and health professional awareness. The national Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in London last week and hosted by Public Health England, rewarded a range of organisations for excellence in the field of antibiotic stewardship. Categories included staff engagement, prescribing, diagnostics, community engagement and many more. Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge presented the awards and spoke passionately about the importance of stewardship in the face of the global challenge of antibiotic resistance. He cited the progress made by Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies as well as those present who had been nominated.
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