Westminster Health Forum

Priorities for combating antimicrobial resistance: funding, research and clinical practice

Morning, Thursday, 6th July 2017

Central London


Informed by the final publication of the independent review on AMR and providing a timely opportunity to discuss the UK’s response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), delegates at this conference will discuss the implementation of its recommendations and incorporation into the current 5-year Antimicrobial Resistance strategy - including the funding challenge for industry - with £50m set aside for a Global AMR Innovation Fund.

They will also consider the priorities for healthcare commissioners, providers and clinicians to tackle antimicrobial resistance, after the launch of NHS England’s national AMR programme.

Further sessions will focus on reducing the overprescribing of medicines and broad-spectrum antibiotics - following the publication of Public Health England’s latest ESPAUR report; the impact of guidelines, workforce engagement and commissioning frameworks on antimicrobial stewardship and infection control and the challenge of improving diagnostics - as well as the priorities for raising awareness amongst patients and the public on the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance.






Guest of Honour

Lord O'Neill of Gatley

Chair, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Guest of Honour

Lord O'Neill of Gatley

Chair, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance


Harpal Dhillon

Chair, Antimicrobial Resistance Expert Advisory Group, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Dr Anita Sharma

GP and Clinical Director (Vascular) and Medicine Optimisation, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group and GP Member, NICE Quality Standard Advisory Committee

Professor Alan Johnson

Head, Department of HCAI and AMR National Infection Service, Public Health England

James Anderson

Chair, Antibiotic Network, ABPI and Head of Corporate Government Affairs, GSK

Dr Suzy Lishman

President, Royal College of Pathologists and Consultant Histopathologist, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Daniel White

Executive Regional Director, Cepheid and Chair, AMR Working Party, BIVDA