Shelagh has recently returned as a part time Health Protection Nurse Practitioner following a brief retirement, so will continue to work to support PHE’s AMR aims/strategies whilst resuming her flying lessons and travelling, but mainly walking in the Lake District with Ziggy the dog.
Steve is a Health & Wellbeing Manager leading on Healthy Weight and Children & Young People. He is also Scout Commissioner (Manager) heading West Lancashire’s 14,000 members. He is also passionate about raising awareness of Global Health Issues and has done this worldwide.
1 of the 7 Key Areas identified in the UK’s commitment to tackle AMR was to find ways to raise awareness, increase public engagement and encourage societal changes in behaviour.
Part of my role in PHE NW was Lead for HCAI’s and AMR in C&L, in 2016 I was part of the working group for the AMR TV pilot in the Granada TV region and this got me thinking of other possible local activities to coincide and add to the messages that were soon to be aired on TV and through the annual EAAD and WAAW events. I had recently presented at different community groups such as WI and Rotary Clubs encouraging their members to become Antibiotic Guardians, I had also talked to student school nurses and HV’s regarding Ax Guardian and eBug resources they could use in practice, but I felt there were many other ‘ready made’ groups that could be reached for whom these resources could be useful in our aims.
Sometimes its not what you know but… I knew Steve…and that he was something to do with the Scouts as I had once been clearing out the rather large quantity of bandages and slings from the office first aid box and asked if anyone would like them for a community group and Steve had replied “I’ll take them for the Scouts”.
In November 2016 Steve agreed to approach WLS with a proposal to undertake activities for scouts to become Antibiotic Guardians. Discussions were held with Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope and Makewav.es/eBug team regarding suitable community group activities to complete to earn Antibiotic Guardian status/digital badges. In January 2017 the resources and activities were finalised and in February 2017 funding was secured for the initial run of Ax Guardian sew-on badges as these were important to the Scouts, hand washing kits were also provided as part of the agreed activities to ‘earn’ their badges. Steve will discuss the activities in more detail. On 23/2/17 the project went live on the face book and twitter pages for WLS and by April the 1st group had uploaded their activities in order to complete their badges.
The requirements to gain the badge are: Learn about different bugs from the e-bug pack Carry out an e-bug game or debate from the pack Produce either a poster or a video Recite an antibiotic guardian promise
This has been done in many different ways depending on the section, their area and their resources. The grant from PHE certainly helped make hand washing lessons a lot easier and more fun
430 Packs downloaded Approximately 4,000 of our members and family members have been involved Approximately 2,000 badges have been issued and we will soon re-order Taken place in Scout Halls and at fund days and camps This is perfect training for groups preparing to go abroad, especially to less hygienic environments. Highly Commended in the 2017 Antibiotic Guardians Awards
Other areas have now adopted the badge including Guiding It is ongoing and we are will be used at our international camp this summer in Cumbria The funding form PHE enabled us to sell make badges and then sell to replace and ensure sustainability
Lead to discussions between NHS Comms and Scouts regarding NHS70 It has helped focus the national agenda
Shared Learning Part 1:
Children and Families.
West Lancashire Scouts Antibiotic Guardian
Antibiotic Guardian Conference
27th June 2018
Shelagh Snape RGN RSCN HV MPH
Steve Morton MPH
The following slides:
• How the project came about
• Time line
• Project content and delivery
Lead Health Protection
Nurse Practitioner PHE
Health and Wellbeing
AND County Commissioner,
West Lancs Scouts
Proposal to WLS re
activities to become
Support from Ax
Funding for sew-on
Ways to measure
Project went live on
WLS FB and Twitter
pages and 1st video
uploaded to FB of
by Scout group
Project Content and Delivery
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