What tutors say about the programme
Claire Brandish is Lead Anti-Infectives Pharmacist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and was an AMS Tutor from November 2020 until March 2021.
I participated as a tutor for the RPS AMS Training Programme from November 2020-March 2021, which was a particularly challenging time with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It affected everyone who participated in our discussion groups, and I wrote after one session to the organisers, I've got to be honest and say that I was not looking forward to doing the evening meetings after the madness at work, but I actually really enjoyed listening to the projects and focussing on things that were not COVID!
I certainly felt motivated and energised by the diversity of the quality improvement projects from both NHS Trusts and Private Hospitals. There is a lot to learn and share from different Pharmacy sectors, but often a lack of opportunities to do this.
Having a forum to discuss your ideas, project plans and undertakings certainly inspired me to tackle old and new problems to address inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. The introductory material and support from the RPS was fantastic, and I will undoubtedly be using this in future.
I would highly recommend this training programme to anyone interested in improving antimicrobial stewardship and driving change in your organisation.
Read about our expert Lead
Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, is the Lead Pharmacist for the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections, UK Health Security and Global AMR lead for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association.
Over the last decade, she has contributed significantly to or led several multi-country and international projects and workshops on tackling antimicrobial resistance including assessing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of healthcare workers as well as developing relevant training.
She has been our lead expert for the AMS programme since its inception and ensures that our training is up-to-date, of high quality and aligned to national AMR priorities.
She brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the programme.