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UKCPA Infection Community


The UKCPA Infection Community is one of the most active within UKCPA. They are passionate about the expertise that clinical pharmacists can contribute to the healthcare team in managing infection and antimicrobial stewardship.

The UKCPA Infection Committee have raised the profile of pharmacy both within the UK and internationally, and regularly work with domestic and international organisations to continue their mission.

They consistently deliver sell-out learning events, contribute to national consultations and policy development, and respond to media enquiries around infection management.

The Committee provided vital support to the pharmacy community through the COVID pandemic by delivering regular online education around the efficacy of current treatments.

The Committee have strong links with the Federation of Infection Societies, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Public Health England. They are passionate about antibiotic resistance and support the UK Antibiotic Guardian and World Antibiotic Awareness Week campaigns.

Pharmacists chatting at a UKCPA event
The infection community regularly work with domestic and international organisations to continue their mission.


Key milestones and achievements


The Committee deliver multiple learning events throughout the year and regularly host sessions at the prestigious Federation of Infection Societies conference. Members of the UKCPA Infection Committee are also regularly invited to speak at international conferences and contribute to global initiatives.


The Committee are closely involved in supporting the UK Antibiotic Guardian initiative, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and have been successful in promoting these initiatives and garnering support.

Professional tools

The Committee has developed a professional curriculum in the area of antimicrobials which has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Public Health England, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.


The Committee has a dedicated research group with a focus on de novo research as well as supporting the community to develop their research skills. 

get involved

We are looking for the following people

Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars

We are looking for practitioner members who can comment on national consultations

Members who have a flair for writing to produce articles for Rx Magazine which is owned by UKCPA

Become a member

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