Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Antrim, N. Ireland
I am a Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor working in Northern Ireland. It is clear that greater emphasis on understanding mechanisms of resistance, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control are required if we are to preserve these useful drugs for the future. We need to concentrate on making that message clear and getting it across to medical colleagues, the pubic and our politicians. Through use of clear communication on a day-to-day basis, including appropriate use of social media, we can influence a change in culture and achieve this goal.