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

In this webinar, Dr Sanjay Patel highlights the risk that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses to nenonates and children and speaks about the role of antimicrobial stewardship in addressing this growing problem.
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Free to attend

Key messages

  1. AMR is a problem in neonates and children that needs to be recognised and urgently addressed
  2. Antimicrobial stewardship is a key intervention to reducing the evolution of AMR
  3. No need to reinvent the wheel – examples of good practice

Benefits for delegates

  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


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


  • General Paediatricians  
  • Neonatologists
  • Paediatric trainees
  • Pharmacists

It is also suitable for an international audience, with caveats on data (which is UK & Ireland) and treatment approaches which will be most relevant to the UK context.

This webinar is produced by the RCPCH and supported by bioMerieux with an educational grant. bioMerieux have no editorial input or influence over the content.