Publications

Antibiotic Review Kit for Hospitals (ARK-Hospital): study protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial. Walker AS, Budgell E, Laskawiec-Szkonter M, Sivyer K, Wordsworth S, Quaddy J, Santillo M, Krusche A, Roope L, Bright N, Mowbray F, Jones N, Hand K, Rahman N, Dobson M, Hedley E, Crook D, Sharland M, Roseveare C, Hobbs R, Butler C, Vaughan L, Hopkins S, Yardley L*, Peto TEA*, Llewelyn MJ* on behalf of the ARK trial team. Trials 2019:20(1):421. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3497-y. Click here”

The antibiotic course has had its day. Llewelyn MJ, Fitzpatrick J, Darwin E, Tonkin-Crine S, Gorton C, Paul J, Peto T, Yardley L, Hopkins S, Walker AS. BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3418. 259.  click here

A national quality incentive scheme to reduce antibiotic overuse in hospitals: evaluation of perceptions and impact. Islam J, Ashiru-Oredope D, Budd E, Howard P, Walker AS, Hopkins S, Llewelyn MJ. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2018. Jun 1;73(6):1708-1713. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky041.  Click here

Overview of systematic reviews assessing the evidence for shorter versus longer duration antibiotic treatment for bacterial infections in secondary care. Onakpoya IJ, Walker AS, Tan PS, Spencer EA, Gbinigie OA, Cook J, Llewelyn MJ, Butler CC. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 28;13(3):e0194858. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194858. Click here

It’s time to put a hard stop to antibiotic overprescribing in hospitals. Llewelyn MJ, Nagg S, Garcia-Arias V and Jones N. BMJ Opinion 2019. Click here

Intervention planning for Antibiotic Review Kit (ARK): a digital and behavioural intervention to safely review and reduce antibiotic prescriptions in acute and general medicine. Santillo M, Sivyer K, Krusche A, Mowbray F, Jones N, Peto TEA, Walker AS, Llewelyn MJ, Yardley L, ARK-Hospital. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2019 Aug 20. pii: dkz333. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz333. Click here

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Presentations

ARK – Feasibility of a complex behaviour change intervention in secondary care to safely and substantially reduce antibiotic use. Presentation by Elizabeth Cross at the FIS conference November 2017. FIS ARK-Hospital

Antibiotic Review Kit – Hospital (ARK-hospital). Presentation by Elizabeth Cross at the Society for Acute Medicine Autumn conference September 2017. ARK-Hospital SAM talk 07_09_17

Poster Presentation at ECCMID 2017.  Budgell EP, Davies T, Llewelyn M, Wylie D, Peto T, Gill MJ, Walker AS. Are shorter antibiotic courses associated with increased mortality or readmission risk in acute/general medicine inpatients?  click here