Antibiotic awareness resources: 2016

Antibiotic Guardian is a UK-wide campaign which aims to improve behaviours around antibiotic prescribing and use.

Public Health England (PHE) established the Antibiotic Guardian campaign to help protect antibiotics and improve knowledge about antibiotic resistance. This campaign supports the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018, which sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The campaign, which takes a One Health approach, calls on everyone in the UK (the public, animal and human healthcare communities) to become Antibiotic Guardians by choosing one simple pledge about how they will make better use of these vital medicines.

Organisations are encouraged to register their organisation’s planned activities and to share outcomes, pictures, and case studies of their campaigns with the Antibiotic Guardian Chair, Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope via

We’re asking the NHS, local authorities, academic institutions and others to support Antibiotic Guardian to make a significant impact locally and nationally.

PHE has produced a variety of resources for use and local adaptation aimed at the public.

If you use social media to promote the campaign, remember the #AntibioticGuardian hashtag.

For copies of Tweetable graphics or messages, email

Continuing professional development

  1. Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competencies

    • Guidance
  2. Antimicrobial prescribing: resources for professional development and practice

    • Guidance

Campaign evaluation

  1. European Antibiotic Awareness Day: evaluations

    • Research and analysis