November 18th is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. Everyone in the UK, the public and the medical community are being asked to become Antibiotic Guardians.
In her role working in a pharmacy and as a political campaigner, Elizabeth has signed up to be an antibiotic guardian.
The following information is taken from the antibiotic guardian website:
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.
Why it is relevant to you: Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work.
What we want you to do: To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics. November 18th is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. As part of that we’re asking everyone in the UK, the public and the medical community to become Antibiotic Guardians.
Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save this vital medicine from becoming obsolete.