A British Society for the whole world: Professor Philip Howard OBE, reflects on his three-year tenure as BSAC President

29th April 2021

As Professor Philip Howard prepares to pass the torch to our new President, Dr David Jenkins, he looks back at the highs and lows of the last three years… And the challenges that BSAC, and the wider healthcare community, face ahead.

Hearts and minds: Why public engagement is vital in the battle to beat superbugs

25th March 2021

In some ways, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a lot like the problem of climate change. Both are complex existential threats that demand an equally complex response: new legislation, better market incentives, innovative new technologies, not to mention a sea-change in our relationship with animals, and towards consumption in general. They also require that people, at an individual level, to ‘do their bit’ and change their behaviours...

World Book Day: The Bad Bugs Book Club

4th March 2021

The Bad Bugs Book Club was set up in 2009 as a place for members to read and then discuss novels in which infectious disease forms some part of the story. In this post, founder Professor Joanna Verran explains how the club aims to get people interested in science and literature, understand more about microbiology, and meet new people along the way...

The future of IPC: how COVID is already transforming our approach to AMR

25th February 2021

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance. In this post, Andreas Voss, Professor of Infection Control at Radboud University, explores the future of infection prevention and control...

Speaking from experience: Why involving patients is vital if we’re serious about tackling AMR

16th February 2021

Following a car accident at the age of twenty-five, Vanessa Carter contracted a drug-resistant infection due to a ‘superbug’ (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA). Yet she was more than a year into her recovery before she even heard the term “antibiotic resistance”. In this post, she explains how, as a patient, she felt shut out of crucial conversations about her health, and highlights the importance of involving patients in the fight against AMR…

Dame Sally Davies: Are we finally finding our voice on AMR?

2nd February 2021

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance.

Michael T. Osterholm: the future of ADVOCACY on AMR

11th January 2021

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance.

Universal Health Coverage Day: if a pandemic can’t show the value of a robust global health system, what will?

10th December 2020

The 12th of December is International Universal Health Coverage Day, marked by the United Nations each year as a moment to raise awareness of the need for strong, sustainable and resilient health systems that ensure all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without financial hardship.

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