Keep Antibiotics Working

To help increase public awareness of antibiotic resistance and the need to protect our antibiotics for future generations, the Scottish Government and NHSScotland continue to promote the Keep Antibiotics Working Campaign. Supported by SAPG, the campaign aims to encourage individuals and their families to better understand the role of antibiotics and the importance of self-care for common infections such as coughs and colds. Due to the ongoing pandemic, as in 2020, the 2021 campaign has been scaled back and now focuses on updated posters in community pharmacies across Scotland.

Also listen out for key messages from SAPG leads on local radio stations in their ‘Life Matters’ segments.

Everyone can support the campaign including by using the hashtag for Scotland, #AntibioticScotland – with a social media toolkit available via NHS Inform.

Tackling antibiotic resistance is a key priority for the Scottish Government and the NHS in Scotland. The campaign is part of a wider strategy to help preserve antibiotics for future use.