UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR)
Duration: 5 years (start date TBC)
Funder: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Chief investigators: Professor Gary Macfarlane, Professor Gareth Jones
Other co-investigators: Professor Patrice Forget, Dr Callum Kaye (NHS Grampian), Dr Noha El Sakka (NHS Grampian)
Study coordinators: Marcus Beasley, Laura Moir
Effective antimicrobial agents are a crucial component of modern medicine allowing the elimination or inhibition of growth of all microorganisms. However, their effectiveness is threatened by evolutionary development of certain microbes. According to the WHO, antimicrobial resistance is increasing world-wide, and compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and undermining many other advances in health and medicine. The purpose of the UKAR is to answer a broad set of research questions around novel anti-microbial agents. It will allow us to describe the use of such novel agents throughout the UK and to quantify the clinical outcomes and safety profile associated with their use in a real world setting.
We are currently advertising for an Assistant Study Coordinator to help run the UKAR. See our Job Vacancies page.