County Durham and Darlington has an extensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) with close working relationships between Pharmacists, Microbiologists, the Infection Control Team, Consultants and Senior Managers/Executives. The Antimicrobial Pharmacy team has supported the implemention and development of the ASP since 2008 and during this time the team and their roles have expanded significantly.
The Trust has a significant track record in reducing hospital acquired infections since the introduction of the ASP and the Pharmacy staff have played a key role in this.
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham