Antimicrobial stewardship


  • Goals and learning objectives
  • Introduction & module overview
  • Worsening clinical outcomes
  • How AMR is being tackled
  • How pharmacy teams can contribute to tackling AMR (1)
  • How pharmacy teams can contribute to tackline AMR (2)
  • Resources for pharmacy teams
  • Monitoring antibiotic use in the community
  • Using antibiotics effectively: giving the correct advice
  • Learning scenario 1
  • Learning scenario 2
  • Action & Evaluation

Goals and learning objectives

This module will consider the role of community pharmacy teams in tackling antimicrobial resistance. After reading this module you will be able to explain why antimicrobial resistance is a threat to patient safety, and public and global health. You will also be able to list common self-limiting infections, their usual duration, and outline the key messages that you should be sharing with the public.

Contributing author: Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, MPharm, DipClinPharm, FFRPS, FRPharmS, PhD, lead pharmacist, antimicrobial resistance programme, Public Health England.

Note: there is no assessment with this module but it can still be added to your personal revalidation record.


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