Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a huge challenge in healthcare today. It means antibiotics could become less effective, and infections more dangerous.
We’re fighting back.
More than 1.6 million people visit their pharmacist every day. We have a responsibility to those people and the public: to make sure they know the right and wrong ways to use these medications.
RPS is championing antimicrobial stewardship. With guidance and training, we’re empowering pharmacists to lead the way in the correct use of antimicrobials.
We’re partnering with royal colleges and medical organisations to encourage a team approach to this problem, and working with the government to turn our recommendations into policy.
We’re shouting about this issue in the media, to raise awareness of AMR – and the importance of using medicines correctly.
And we’re supporting pharmaceutical scientists in developing new antibiotics to help treat the most threatening infections.