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Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

Queen’s honour for NAMRIP member Professor Paul Little

Published: 12 June 2018
Professor Paul Little
Professor Paul Little

Professor Paul Little has been awarded a CBE for services to General Practice Research in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.

A major focus of Professor Little’s research is the management of common infections in particular infection prevention and more appropriate use of antibiotics.

This has included trialling antibiotic prescribing strategies in respiratory and urinary tract infections. Professor Little and his team have just completed two major trials as part of a large European Union Network of Excellence project for Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) which is the commonest acute condition managed in primary care. The results are likely to dominate the management of LRTI in primary care for some time.

Another UK based trial of more than 20,000 individuals has demonstrated how a brief intervention to support hand washing has an important impact in preventing the transmission of common infections within families.

Further information can be found on the University of Southampton website.

I am very touched by the fact that my colleagues appreciate what I have done to nominate me for this honour. There are so many people to thank but I would like to acknowledge my GP colleagues who are working at the pretty tough coal face without whom no patients would be asked to participate in the studies I have done.

Professor Paul Little - Professor of Primary Care Research, Faculty of Medicine
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