|DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE
Tuesday, November 10st, 2016, 4-5 PM
Improving Use of Antibiotics for Children in Primary Care – International Research from the United Kingdom”
Evidence should guide the interpretation and decision to implement research results into the healthcare delivery system. Health care policy decisions help provide structure to and a road map for the healthcare delivery system. How much healthcare policy and system level information should medical providers learn early in their career? Does the changing health care delivery landscape necessitate a different approach? Having been a practicing FP, an FP Residency Faculty member, the medical director of the Clinical Programs operated by King County Public Health and now the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the WA State Health Care Authority – I would like to share, (and discuss) some of my perspectives and thoughts about the questions posed above.
ABOUT ALASTAIR HAY
Alastair qualified with Distinction in Medicine from Sheffield Medical School in 1991. He has been a General Practitioner since 1997 and currently practices at Concord Medical Centre in Bristol.
He joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol in 2001 and now leads the CAPC infection research group, who include a Lecturer, two Research Fellows, a Senior Projects’ Manager, three study/trial coordinators, two Senior Research Associates, two Research Nurses, two PhD students, two Academic Clinical Fellows, an Executive Assistant and five Research Administrators.
Together, we conduct internationally recognized research to improve the management of acute infections and the use of antibiotics in primary care. Our success is built on the talent and commitment of our staff; our focus on impactful applied health research with high quality publications; our inter-disciplinary links within the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, and across the University of Bristol; and our collaborative links with like-minded researchers at the Universities of Cardiff, Oxford, London and Southampton.
Alastair used a range of research methods to conduct research in five areas:
1. Developing and evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions to promote self-care of infections at home
2. Improving the targeted and effective use of antibiotics
3. Investigating the relationship between primary care prescribed antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance
4. Developing and evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions to reduce the severity of infection associated symptoms
5. Understanding the social and cultural influences on the management of infections by clinicians, patients and caregivers, including health care utilization, prescribing practices, and clinician-patient/caregiver communication
Alastair chaired the group that wrote the 2015 NICE Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines and is a member of the UK government advisory group on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI).