Tag Archives: Australia

Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship – excellent UK toolkit released

In November 2016, a  Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship: toolkit was released.  It was developed in response to findings in the May 2016  Antimicrobial Resistance review by the Dental Subgroup of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR).  It complements these existing standards:   General Dental Council (GDC) standards/guidance and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Fundamental Standards.

Australia releases first National Strategy to address Antimicrobial Resistance

This week Health Minister, Susan Ley and Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce released a statement regarding the publication of Australia’s first national strategy to address antimicrobial resistance. The strategy covers the next 4 years and aims to reduce Australia’s antimicrobial use to combat resistance.  It is based on the WHO Global Action Plan for AMR. The […]

Australian Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic, version 15 released

Australia remains lucky to have a nationally-endorsed antibiotic guideline. This underpins antimicrobial stewardship efforts across community and healthcare settings.