British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Bacteraemia Study

Welsh Partners

Public Health Wales

International Partners

Public Health England

Funding Source
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Country of intervention
United Kingdom
Project Focus
Research, Evidence
About the project

The Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit (SACU) contributes to the UK and worldwide surveillance schemes: BSAC Bacteraemia study run by Public Health England, London.

What does your project involve?

Isolates (bacteria) are collected by a network of laboratories in the UNited Kingdom (UK), and Ireland (EIRE)(Great Britain, British Isles). The project studies the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. It documents the prevalence of antibiotic resistance and gives resistance rates for each species,/ antibiotic (bug/ drug) combination tested.

Key outcomes

As the study continues, BSAC will look for trends in time for resistance levels.