Guidance

Resources to support the 2012 European Antibiotic Awareness day in England

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a public health initiative aimed at encouraging responsible use responsible use of antibiotics.

Documents

Antibiotic resistance Department of Health key messages (PDF, 34K)

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Poster: Antibiotics will not get rid of your cold (ref 290980) (PDF, 39K)

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Poster: If a cold is making you feel under the weather, antibiotics aren’t going to help (ref 290982) (PDF, 40K)

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Leaflet: Get well soon without antibiotics (ref 284682) (PDF, 90K)

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Primary Care factsheet – Antibiotic resistance factsheet for primary care prescribers and managers (PDF, 299K)

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Centre piece poster – GP surgeries and clinics: A centre piece poster (with EAAD logo) that can be used for public awareness display boards in GP surgeries and clinics) (PPT, 443K)

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Website banner for primary care (PDF, 354K)

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Secondary care factsheet – aimed at hospital prescribers and managers detailing main issues surrounding antibiotic resistance (PDF, 761K)

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Secondary care prescribers checklist – A useful reminder for hospital prescribers of the main considerations for responsible prescribing (PDF, 61K)

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Centre piece poster – hospital staff and patients: A centre piece poster (with logo) that can be used for public awareness display boards in hospitals. (PPT, 444K)

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Website banner- Adobe Illustrator version (AI, 173K)

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Detail

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), on 18 November 2012, is a Europe-wide public health initiative aimed at encouraging responsible use of antibiotics.

It is supported in England by the Department of Health and its advisory committee on antimicrobial resistance and health care associated infections (ARHAI).

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has created information and educational materials for use in hospitals and primary care settings and these have been adapted for use in England.

You can use these educational materials to help support your local activity on EAAD and to promote responsible use of antibiotics. There is a key messages document, 3 posters and a leaflet for use in primary or secondary care. Specific resources for primary and secondary care are also listed.

Key messages on antibiotic resistance

Posters and leaflet

There are 3 posters and a leaflet that can be downloaded.

Resources for use in primary care

Antibiotic awareness videos

Short videos are being screened again this year on the Life Channel in GP surgeries. These are a light-hearted way of reminding people to “take care, not antibiotics” for use in GP surgeries and other waiting areas. The antibiotic videos are available via YouTube.

You can download the audio from the antibiotic videos and the videos are also available in wmv format.

Posters, leaflets and factsheets

In addition to the videos, posters and leaflet detailed above, a factsheet and a centre piece poster can also be downloaded.

    • New resources for 2012

The following new resources have been developed which promotes the ‘TARGET antibiotics’ website:

Resources for use in secondary care

In addition to the videos, posters and leaflet detailed above, the following resources can also be downloaded

You might also find these links useful: