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Support World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is this week.

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most urgent global threats to health. Now more than ever all our healthcare staff need to work together to prevent serious infections whilst reducing inappropriate antibiotic use.

We encourage all our staff at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust to choose a new or renew their pledge on the Antibiotic Guardian website https://antibioticguardian.com/

Our Consultant Microbiologist, Pharmacy and Infection Control teams will be visiting wards at Darlingotn Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham to share good practice and new antibiotic formulary and stewardship developments.

Please also visit our pharmacy team displays showcasing Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness - outside canteen entrances at Darlington Memorial Hospital (Wednesday 22 November) and University Hospital of North Durham (Friday 24 November) lunchtimes.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham