Rose Gallagher



University of Hertfordshire


BSc (Hons) Infection Control, Dip (HSW) Open, RN

Work History:

Lead Nurse Infection Control, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, (2002-2009), ICN Wycombe Hospital (1999-2002), Surveillance Nurse, Royal United Hospital, Bath (1998-1999)

Current Job:

Head of Standards, Knowledge and Information, Professional lead Infection Prevention and Control


Royal College of Nursing

My Interview

Tell us about your work on antimicrobial resistance?

As the Professional lead for IPC i have a unique UK wide role as a nursing leader to enable the voice of nursing to contribute to local and national initiatives on IPC and AMR. I led the development of the RCN position paaper on the nursing contribution to AMR which outlines key areas where more can be done to support nurses and midwives as well as areas where we need to influence more activity on.

How does your work make things better for patients?

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

RCGP TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit, RCN/IPS Commissioning toolkit, Antibiotic Guardian campaign