More action, less resistance: report of the 2014 summit of the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership

Attila Altiner, John Bell, Martin Duerden, Sabiha Essack, Roman Kozlov, Laura Noonan, John Oxford, Antonio Carlos Pignatari, Aurelio Sessa, Alike van der Velden

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'Antimicrobial resistance is a global health security threat that requires concerted cross-sectional action by governments and society as a whole,' according to a report published by the WHO in April 2014([1]) . On 24-25 June 2014, the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) met in London, UK, together with delegates from 18 different countries to discuss practical steps that can be taken at a local level to address this global problem in an aligned approach. This was the second annual summit of GRIP. The group, formed in 2012, includes primary care and hospital physicians, microbiologists, researchers, and pharmacists from nine core countries. GRIP aims to unite healthcare professionals (HCPs) around the world to take action against inappropriate antibiotic use, focussing on one of the most prevalent therapy areas where antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed - upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). Chaired by GRIP member, Professor John Oxford (UK), the 2014 summit included engaging presentations by guest speakers examining the latest science regarding the impact of inappropriate antibiotic use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
JournalThe International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • antibiotics
  • community pharmacy
  • delivery of care
  • inappropriate prescribing
  • OTC medicines


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