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Cliodna McNulty

My CV

Education:

St Mary’s Hospital, London University

Qualifications:

MB, BS; FRCPathology

Work History:

I have been a consultant medical microbiologist for 25 years

Current Job:

I head the Public Health England Primary Care Unit in Gloucester. Our remit is to optimise the management of infections in Primary Care

Employer:

Public Health England

My Interview

Tell us about your work on antimicrobial resistance?

I lead on the development of National antibiotic guidance for GPs, the TARGET antibiotic resources and the school e-Bug resources

How does your work make things better for patients?

We have developed a leaflet for GP staff to share with patients about antibiotic use, and also hope the guidance helps to optimise the treatment of infections for patients

What are the best 3 things you've seen in Primary Healthcare to combat antimicrobial resistance?

Localisation of the TARGET leaflet into a tear off A5 format is really useful. The When should I Worry booklet for parents and carers of young children is excellent. The Listen to Your Gut campaign in Devon is fun and has reduced antibiotic use in the area.