Prescribing information can be found at the bottom of the page.

As part of our ongoing commitment to support education and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes and initiatives, we have partnered with a number of HCPs to develop several on demand webinars exploring a range of topics relating to this important area. If you have a stewardship topic or activity you would like to share please do get in contact with us.

The role of the pharmacist in optimising antimicrobial therapy

Stephen Hughes, 
Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

 

Diversity of prescribing as an initiative to support antimicrobial stewardship: an HCP perspective

Professor Sanchez Garcia, 
Director Critical Care Department, Hospital Clinico San Carlos & Department of Medicine

 

The challenges faced when implementing antimicrobial stewardship

Mrs Frances Garraghan, 
Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Lessons learnt in implementing Antifungal Stewardship

Mrs Frances Garraghan, 
Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The AMS Toolkit contains a variety of resources aimed to offer tips and advice to HCPs looking to implement and maintain an AMS programme within the secondary healthcare setting.

Click on the images below to downlaod the resources. 

AMS Lead Guide

AMS Lead Resource Pack - 'At a Glance'

Leading an AMS programme is a multi-faceted process requiring a coordinated response that engages colleagues and supports their active involvement. The items within this pack are designed to help you and your AMS Champions deliver excellent and consistent patient care through collaboration between all members of the hospital team.

AMS Champion Resource Pack

AMS Champion Resource Pack - 'At a Glance'

As an AMS Champion you play a key role in engaging with colleagues and supporting their active involvement with Antimicrobial Stewardship. The items within this pack are designed to help AMS Champions develop excellent and consistent patient care through collaboration with all members of the hospital team.

 

Individual Guides

AMS Lead Guide

Lead Guide

A guide for a clinical lead to implement an antimicrobial stewardship programme in their clinical setting. Leading an AMS programme is a multi-faceted process requiring a coordinated response that engages colleagues and supports their active involvement. The items within this pack are designed to help you and your AMS Champions deliver enhanced and consistent patient care through collaboration between all members of the hospital team.

AMS Champions Guide

Champion Guide

A guide for AMS Champions to implement an antimicrobial stewardship programme in their local clinical setting as directed by the programme lead. Please note this content is suggestive and not directive.

AMS Nurse Guide

Nurse Guide

Educational poster/leaflet for Nurses to support them in their role in antimicrobial stewardship.

NICE Guidelines Summary

NICE Guidance Summary

 

Poster Resources

AMS Awareness Poster

AMS Awareness Poster (HCP)

Start Smart then Focus Poster

Start Smart then Focus Poster

 

National Polices on AMS/R

There are several official resources available to support local and national implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in line with the UK AMR strategy. Please find a selection of these resources available below:

Guidance for Primary and Secondary Care AMS:

 

Prescribing Information

Zavicefta▼ (ceftazidime avibactam)
Zavicefta® 2 g/0.5 g Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion – SPC
Legal category: POM.       Basic NHS price: 10 vial pack £857.00.

Zinforo® (ceftaroline fosamil)
Zinforo® 600 mg Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion - SPC
Legal category: POM.  Basic NHS cost: 10 vial pack £375.00

Cresemba® (isavuconazole)
Cresemba® 100mg hard capsules – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost:14 caps pack £599.28
Cresemba® 200mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion – SPC
Legal Category: POM Basic NHS Cost: 1 vial pack £297.84

Vfend® (Voriconazole)
Vfend® 50mg filmed tablets – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 28 tabs £275.68
Vfend® 200mg filmed tablets – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 28 tabs £1102.74
Vfend® 200mg powder for solution for infusion – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 1 vial £77.14
Vfend® 40mg/ml Powder for oral suspension – SPC
Legal Category: POM Basic NHS Cost: 75ml £551.37

Meronem® IV (meropenem trihydrate)
Meronem® IV 1g – SPC 
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 10 vial pack £206.28
Meronem® IV 500mg – SPC 
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 10 vial pack £103.14

Tazocin® (piperacillin sodium, tazobactam sodium)
Tazocin® 2 g/0.25 g Powder for Solution for Infusion – SPC
Legal category: POM. Basic NHS cost: 1 vial pack £7.65 
Tazocin® 4  g/0.5 g Powder for Solution for Infusion – SPC
Legal category: POM. Basic NHS cost: 1 vial pack £15.17 

Gentamicin (gentamicin sulfate)
Gentamicin 40 mg/ml Injection - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Price: 5 vial £20.00 

Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin lactate)
Ciprofloxacin 2 mg/ml Solution for Infusion (ciprofloxacin lactate) - SPC
Legal Category: POM.  Basic NHS Price: 10 bag £200.00  

Amikacin (amikacin sulfate)
Amikacin 500mg/2ml solution for injection - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Price: 5 vial pack £60.00

PP-AIP-GBR-0587.  December 2020