Pharmacist appointed President-elect of BSAC


Dilip Nathwani OBE and Philip Howard at BSAC stand, Spring Meeting 2017

BSAC is delighted to announce the election of Philip Howard as Vice President (President-elect) 2017-18 and President 2018-2021.  This is a landmark moment for the Society and will be the first time in its 45 year history that a pharmacist has been appointed President.

Philip is currently a Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at University of Leeds and a works on secondment to NHS-Improvement as an AMR Project Lead. He has been actively involved in antimicrobial stewardship and represented the profession at a national, European and global level for the last ten years.

Immediately following his election Philip tweeted “Really proud to be president-elect of . Recognition of the great work of antimicrobial pharmacists

Professor Dilip Nathwani, President, said “This election rightfully recognises the central and critical role pharmacists play in both infection management and antimicrobial stewardship.  It is the culmination of almost two decades of direct engagement in the antimicrobial resistance agenda through the UKCPA Infection Management Group and latterly BSAC.  We applaud Philip’s appointment and I look forward to working with him during his term of office.”