UWE Bristol and Bedminster Pharmacy to pioneer antimicrobial stewardship

In a collaborative effort to combat the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), UWE Bristol and Bedminster Pharmacy have secured grant funding
from the UKRI Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) for a groundbreaking 4-month project.

This initiative aims to revolutionise antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices at the community pharmacy level, addressing the pressing need for evidence-based
approaches in tackling AMR.

With antibiotic misuse contributing significantly to the rise of AMR, the project underscores the vital role of community pharmacies in promoting responsible
antibiotic use.

Mr Ade Williams, Superintendent Pharmacist at Bedminster Pharmacy, emphasised the significance of this endeavour, stating: