The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) was established in 2015 as a Centre for Research Excellence and is based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne.
NCAS comprises brings together many of the essential groups in the scientific and medical community that have an interest in antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance. It takes a ‘One Health’ approach to antimicrobial use and interventions occur across the five streams of acute care, aged care, general practice, companion animals and food producing animals. The aims of NCAS are to understand current prescribing behaviour, build workforce capacity and to develop, implement and evaluate practical strategies to improve the way that antimicrobials are used within Australia.
This presentation will describe some key programs and researching findings across the human and animal streams.