British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Bacteraemia Study
Public Health Wales
Public Health England
Country of intervention
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.
As the study continues, BSAC will look for trends in time for resistance levels.