The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is working with the pharmaceutical industry to establish a series of antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance surveillance programmes. Image: microscope
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy provides results from antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial resistance surveillance programmes. Image: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Logo
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy also offers analyses of the data in MRSA and MIC distributions. Image: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Resistence Surviellance Websites

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1) No-one should rely on any information on this site for individual medical advice.

2) This website presents data collected for the BSAC Resistance Surveillance Project. It is intended for use by professionals and students in microbiology, epidemiology, and other scientific and healthcare disciplines.

3) If you use information from this site you must acknowledge the BSAC:

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The primary journal articles describing the methodology of the two surveillance programmes are

Reynolds, R., Hope, R., Williams, L., on behalf of the BSAC Working Parties on Resistance Surveillance, Survey, laboratory, and statistical methods for the BSAC Resistance Surveillance Programmes. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2008. 62(Suppl 2): p. ii15 - ii28.

and

Reynolds, R., Lambert, P. and Burton, P. on behalf of the BSAC Working Parties on Resistance Surveillance. Analysis, power and design of antimicrobial resistance surveillance studies, taking account of inter-centre variation and turnover. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2008. 62(Suppl 2): p. ii29 - ii39.

Earlier descriptions of the programmes were published as:

Reynolds, R., Shackcloth, J., Felmingham, D. et al. (2003). Antimicrobial susceptibility of lower respiratory tract pathogens in Great Britain and Ireland 1999-2001 related to demographic and geographical factors: the BSAC Respiratory Resistance Surveillance Programme. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 52, 931-943.

and

Reynolds, R., Potz, N., Colman, M. et al. (2004). Antimicrobial Susceptibility of the Pathogens of Bacteraemia in the UK and Ireland 2001 - 2002: the BSAC Bacteraemia Resistance Surveillance Programme. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 53 , 1018-1032.

Check the publications link to find other relevant references.

4) You must not alter data after downloading it.

5) It is possible, as with any data, to make invalid or meaningless analyses of the data presented on this site. You must not represent that your analyses or interpretations have the authority of the BSAC.

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Notice IconECCMID SUCCESS - BARCELONA 2014
07/02/2014
A poster Streptococci other than S. pneumoniae - 12-Year Resistance Trends in Bacteraemia in the UK and Ireland will be presented in Barcelona on 13 May 2014. This is the 12th consecutive year of publication by the BSAC Resistance Surveillance Project at ECCMID (www.eccmid.org).
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26/02/2013
The protocols have been updated to cover respiratory isolates collected in 2011/12 and bacteraemia isolates collected in 2011.
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01/10/2012
Posters presented at these conferences are available for download from the Publications link on the left.
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