Dr Philip Howard

Session: Antimicrobial Resistance


Presentation: AMR - the human perspective



Philip Howard is Consultant Pharmacist in Antimicrobials at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, a National AMR Project Lead at NHS-Improvement and Visiting Professor at Leeds University.

He is the President of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (a global antibiotic charity), and a spokesman for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and International Pharmaceutical Federation on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance.

He was a member of the Dept of Health ARHAI Antimicrobial Stewardship Group that produced the original Start Smart then Focus Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines, and the HPA Primary Care Unit which helped produce the RCGP TARGET guidance on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care.

His research interests are in Antimicrobial Stewardship and improving antibiotic use. He led the first global hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship survey. He has been involved in AMS education and training across the world.  He has been made a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and has won the GHP/GSK/UKCPA Clinical Leadership Award and the UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Award