AOP backs World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Optical Confederation has joined a worldwide call against the danger of unnecessary use of antibiotics
Chris Hunt, Chair of the Optical Confederation, said: "As optical professionals we will continue to play our part promoting safe antibiotic prescribing. All optometrists can prescribe certain antibiotics, and a growing number have achieved Independent Prescriber status to offer a higher level of additional support to private and some NHS patients. The #AntibioticGuardian initiative not only protects future generations of patients but also highlights the growing role IP optometrists can play in the modern NHS."
The initiative has been launched to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2015. This year also sees the first ever UN World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 16-22 November.
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