Professor Philip Howard

Professor Philip Howard, Antimicrobial Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group

Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group

Philip Howard is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead for the North-East & Yorkshire region of England. He was a Consultant Pharmacist in Antimicrobials at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust until September 2021 and Honorary Visiting Professor at Leeds University. He is the former President of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

He was a member of the Dept of Health ARHAI Antimicrobial Stewardship Group that produced the original Start Smart then Focus Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines, and the HPA Primary Care Unit which helped produce the RCGP TARGET guidance on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care.

He is a member of the UK Dept of Health advisory group on AMR & HCAI and the NICE common infections guidelines group, NICE living CoVID guideline group and the NICE new models of antimicrobial funding committee.

His research interests include Antimicrobial Stewardship and antibiotic shortages. He led the first global hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship survey. He has been involved in AMS education and training across the world.  He’s a Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society and has won the GHP/GSK/UKCPA Clinical Leadership Award, the UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Award and awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal for his services to healthcare. He is a spokesman for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on Antimicrobials, and for the Antibiotic-Action and British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy charities.