Antimicrobial resistance is widely recognised to be a global threat to human health, with the World Health Organisation listing it as a priority issue of our time.
To tackle antimicrobial resistance, aOne Health approach is clearly needed. We must view antimicrobial resistance as an ecologic
problem, not an issue confined to either food production, community general practice, or veterinary or hospital prescribing, as antibiotics affect bacteria everywhere.
NCASwill be the lead national body for antimicrobial stewardship, bringing together many of the essential groups in the scientific community that have an interest in antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship, covering both veterinary and medical sectors.
Research relating to antimicrobial consumption, inappropriate use, interventions to change prescribing behaviour and measuring the effectiveness of these interventions will be undertaken.
This research is crucial to the successful implementation of Australia's first National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015-2019. New knowledge generated by the research undertaken by NCASwill inform policy and practice around antimicrobial prescribing for both humans and animals in Australia and our neighbours.
optimising patient care with innovative stewardship solutions
National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
standardised auditing tools to assess the quality of local antimicrobial prescribing
Our range of educational materials are designed to meet the needs of all health care facilities, including; public, private and regional and remote hospitals, as well as residential aged care facilities and veterinary clinics
At the NCAS we are dedicated to providing a One Health approach to antimicrobial stewardship. This involves research including; humans, veterinary and agriculture, in both the acute and community settings
At NCAS, we are able to provide a range of in-house implementation and antimicrobial stewardship consultancy services, helping you to achieve your stewardship goals and help towards meeting accreditation standards