World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 18th-25th November 2022

  • Date 25th November 2022
  • Start time 12:30 pm
  • Finish time 1:30 pm
Booking closed

As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), the Antimicrobial Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation (APMO) Programme at NHS England has arranged a series of five webinars which will be appropriately themed to match of the daily WAAW themes. Click on the titles below to book onto the sessions.

Date November 2022  

Session Title

WAAW theme Speakers
Friday 18th

12.30 – 13.30

‘Prevention’ C. difficile infection

IPC update


Professor Mark Wilcox, Head of Microbiology and Academic Lead of Pathology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lisa Ritchie, Head of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS England


Monday 21st

15.00 -16.00


‘Antimicrobials in clinical practice’ Short Course Antibiotic Therapy


Dr. Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center


Tuesday 22nd

12.30 -13.30


‘Improving your blood culture pathway: changing the culture’ Optimising diagnostics around blood cultures


Dr Rosemary Stevenson, Science & Policy Lead, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Jane Freeman, National Clinical Lead for AMR Diagnostics, NHS England


Thursday 24th



Antimicrobial resistance

and the environment/

sustainability and


IV to oral switch

Sustainability and AMR


Dr Naomi Fleming, Regional AMS Lead, East of England Region, NHS England

Laura Whitney, Regional AMS Lead, London Region, NHS England


Friday 25th



‘Antimicrobials and

untrue or spurious



Delabelling in children in

primary care

BSACI guidelines for penicillin

allergy delabelling


Dr Nicola Jay, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

Dr Louise Savic, Consultant Anaesthetist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust