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Susan Hopkins

My CV

Education:

Trinity College Dublin

Qualifications:

MB BCH BAO BA MSC

Work History:

Current Job:

Consultant Infectious diseases, microbiology and epidemiology

Employer:

Royal Free London and Public Health England

My Interview

Tell us about your work on antimicrobial resistance?

I work on gathering the information on antibiotic use and resistance from all practices and hospitals across the country. This allows us to understand trends, design interventions and monitor the impact of policies and strategies.

How does your work make things better for patients?

Clinical trials, guidelines, healthcare improvement

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

Delayed / back up prescribing; alternatives to antibiotics unless they are necessary