UKHSA surveys healthcare workers about antibiotic use and resistance


The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has launched a survey to assess patient facing healthcare professionals’ knowledge and perceptions about antibiotic use and resistance across the UK.

The survey is part of work being undertaken by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR).

With an ambition to achieve a return of 5,000 responses across a wide variety of healthcare professions including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, the objectives of the study are to:

  • Repeat the healthcare workers survey conducted in 2019 across 30 European countries;
  • Gain a better understanding of healthcare professionals’ knowledge and perceptions to provide a base to support future needs in terms of policy and education changes; and
  • Fill in gaps in the evaluation of communication campaigns and resources for healthcare professionals.

The survey, provides patient facing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with another individual action that they can take to support the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that wish to participate, can do so via the below link:

The survey is available for completion until 18th March 2024.

For further information contact (UKHSA)