Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an important threat to modern global health. Around 75% of health service antibiotics are prescribed in primary care and this prescribing has been shown to contribute to AMR. So it makes sense to develop stewardship interventions for patients and clinicians in primary care.
However, for every patient seen with an infection in primary care, there could be as many as 12 currently not seeking medical help.
Professor Hay will outline how current trends in care and commercial pressures could be encouraging higher consultation rates, and he will outline how the research community could contribute to stemming and reversing these trends