Welcome to the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Centre for Research Excellence

Our work

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, a One Health approach is clearly needed. We must view antimicrobial resistance as an ecologic problem, not an issue confined to either food production, veterinary prescribing, community general practice, or hospital prescribing, as antibiotics affect bacteria everywhere.
The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) is a Centre of Research Excellence based at the new Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity within Melbourne's Parkville precinct. 

NCAS will 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 NCAS will inform policy and practice around antimicrobial prescribing for both humans and animals in Australia and our neighbours.


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
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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 
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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
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