Elizabeth Beech qualified as a pharmacist in Birmingham, trained in London, and has worked in most areas of the NHS since then, collaborating with academia along the way. Since 2014 Elizabeth has been based in the NHS Patient Safety Team as an NHS National lead for AMR and HCAI in England, supporting the implementation of the UK AMR strategic ambitions to optimise antimicrobial use. Elizabeth leads the ToDipOrNotToDip community of interest which aims to improve the management of UTI in older people; email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
She qualified from Aston University and trained as a junior pharmacist at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington before continuing to work in a variety of roles within the NHS. She has worked as a Regional Clinical Pharmacist with the North Thames Regional Health Authority, as an academic teacher/practitioner and health services researcher at London University, and established an academic research and development support unit in Swindon on behalf of the South West Strategic Health Authority.
Brief presentation description
Improving the diagnosis and treatment of lower UTI in older people – shared learning from the 2019-20 AMR CQUIN scheme. An opportunity to understand where improvement is required and what has worked in 2 Trusts