GRIP has an on-going commitment to raising awareness of antibiotic stewardship and rational antibiotic use. The momentum from existing work and initiatives will continue to build with a wider reach and rollout of key messages.
The GRIP members are helping to deliver these messages through several means, including direct testing of the GRIP material (Dr Sessa) and the investigations of themes, which help, leverage the strength of the message (Prof Altiner’s CHANGE 2 education intervention study).
The importance of educating HCPs, complemented with patient education and mobilisation remains key and this will now extend to parent and child communications.
In conclusion, 2014 will be a year of growth for GRIP with the potential to expand reach to several new countries, increasing engagement in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.