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Control of Antimicrobial Resistance Scotland (CARS)

Webinar provided by Dr Eleanor Anderson, Consultant Epidemiologist on behalf of CARS Team,Health Protection Scotland, September 2015

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Antimicrobial resistance- when antimicrobial agents no longer work against micro-organisms- is recognised as a significant threat with grave consequences if not tackled. The Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland (CARS)  team in HPS is charged with delivery of the UK  antimicrobial resistance five year strategy (2013-2018) for Scotland. This is the first  of a series of webinars which introduces  the key components of the strategy ( infection prevention and control, optimising prescribing,  engagement and training, surveillance, development of new drugs and diagnostics, research and international collaboration) and our overarching “One Health” approach to delivery. The One health approach involves thinking ( and acting) holistically across animal, human and environmental sectors  via the key  action areas, for common benefit. While there have been successes, most notably the control on MRSA and prescribing in primary care, there is still much to do and everyone has a part to play.

The documents  referred to in the webinar can  found via the following links:

AMR review 
UK One Health report 
National Infection Prevention and Control Manual
UK five year antimicrobial resistance strategy 
Codes of recommendations for animal health and biosecurity 
European antibiotic awareness day
Antibiotic guardian