RCPCH webinar: Introduction to paediatric antimicrobial stewardship – How the rational use of antibiotics can improve the overall quality of paediatric care


  • Dr Sanjay Patel

Date of Recording

March 21, 2023

Available Until

March 20, 2024

Learning Outcomes:

1) Increased understanding about the impact of antibiotics on children

2) Signposting to resources available to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing

3) Discussion about models of care to improve service delivery and to maintain patient flow in hospitals

We would be very grateful for your feedback on this webinar – the survey should take no longer than 3-4 minutes to complete. Thank you.

Additional resources

Contact details:

Dr Sanjay Patel: sanjay.patel@uhs.nhs.uk 

Useful links:

BSAC common infection paediatric pathways : https://bsac.org.uk/paediatricpathways/

National paediatric antibiotic prescribing summary: https://uk-pas.co.uk/Antimicrobial-Paediatric-Summary-UKPAS.pdf

Educational resources (Keep Antimicrobials Working): https://bsac-kaw.co.uk/

UK PAS: https://uk-pas.co.uk/ 

National paediatric out-patient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (pOPAT) good practice recommendations: https://e-opat.com/publications/

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

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However, you are still able to record as a CPD activity as you normally would, detailing what you have learned and how the learning will benefit your practice.

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  • What did you learn?
  • What effect has/will the learning had/have on your current practice?
  • What further learning or action, if any, is needed as a result of the original learning activity?

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  • Dr Sanjay Patel

    Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital. Clinical lead for Paediatric AMS, NHSE

    Dr Sanjay Patel is a paediatric infectious diseases and immunology consultant working at Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK. His main areas of interest are antimicrobial stewardship and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). He is the officer for stewardship and surveillance for the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and chairs the paediatric network of the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP). He chairs the paediatric common infections working group that developed clinical pathways and educational resources in 2021 (https://bsac.org.uk/paediatricpathways/) and leads the Keep Antimicrobials Working programme which supports undergraduate education on AMR (https://bsac-kaw.co.uk/). He is also leads the education workstream of UK-PAS (https://uk-pas.co.uk/).

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