Tackling antibiotic resistance: evidence for responsible antibiotic use

On Monday 13th November 2017, Cochrane UK will be launching our latest campaign: “Tackling antibiotic resistance: evidence for responsible antibiotic use”.  This will be a week-long campaign, coinciding with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19th November.  

Campaign description 

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a "post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations are life-threatening. 

During World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November, we'll be sharing blogs - written by practitioners from a variety of specialities - and blogshots (infographics). Our aim is to shine a spotlight on Cochrane evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. 

Where to find the content

All of the blogs will be published on Evidently Cochrane and shared on Facebook and Twitter. The blogshots will be shared via Twitter. 

Join in the conversation

Please join in the conversation on Twitter by following @CochraneUK and using the hashtag #AntibioticResistance

Before 13th November

Please consider sharing some of these suggested tweets on social media in the build up to the campaign launch. A blog introducing the campaign will also be published on Evidently Cochrane on Friday 10th November. 

Suggested Tweets

“Tackling antibiotic resistance: evidence for responsible antibiotic use”. @CochraneUK campaign begins Monday. #AntibioticResistance 

13-19 Nov is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. @CochraneUK sharing #CochraneEvidence for responsible antibiotic use #AntibioticResistance

From 13th November

Please follow and share @CochraneUK blogs and blogshots (infographics) on social media. 

Suggested Tweets

@CochraneUK shining a spotlight on #CochraneEvidence supporting responsible antibiotic use #AntibioticResistance