Opportunities to work within SAPG

SAPG is recruiting volunteers for two roles within the group:

The primary objective of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) is to lead and coordinate a national framework for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to optimise antimicrobial prescribing and infection treatment in Scotland and to have a strategic role in shaping policy on antimicrobial resistance.

These roles provide an exciting opportunity to support and inform interventions to optimise antibiotic use as well as contributing to the national stewardship agenda.

SAPG is part of the Evidence Directorate of Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) and leads an evolving work programme in collaboration with Antimicrobial Management Teams (AMTs) in regional health boards, National Services Scotland (NSS), Public Health Scotland (PHS) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to provide a national contribution to optimising antimicrobials in human health.

The portfolio of work led by SAPG is unique in that it focuses on quality improvement and behaviour change within clinical practice across all health and care settings. Synergies with other national stakeholders are essential to support the work. This supports the UK 20-year vision objective of ‘optimal use of antimicrobials and good stewardship across human health’.

Information about SAPG and its work is available on the website https://www.sapg.scot/

For an informal discussion of the role and to note interest please contact:

Fran Kerr, SAPG Project Lead frances.kerr@nhs.scot or Dr Andrew Seaton, SAPG Chair Andrew.Seaton@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Closing date for notes of interest is Monday 4th September 2023

  Posted 21/08/2023