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How senior nurses can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Public Health England has re-launched the Keep Antibiotics Working campaign to alert the public to the risks of antibiotic resistance and to urge them to take their healthcare professional’s advice on antibiotics.

Antimicrobial resistance is still a real threat and, despite the heightened public awareness we have seen on this topic, research shows that for our citizens a prescription often validates their symptoms so that expectations for antibiotics continue to present issues for all nurses, including those who prescribe.

Nurses are frequently on the front line and there’s a real need to support them in their conversations with individuals about antibiotics.

Challenging conversations

As a registered nurse and health visitor, I know all too

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