Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital
Dr Sanjay Patel is a paediatric infectious diseases and immunology consultant working at Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK. His main areas of interest are outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and antimicrobial stewardship (AS). He is the Officer for Stewardship and Surveillance for the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and chairs the paediatric network of the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP). He also leads the Healthier Together initiative programme in Wessex, which through the implementation of consistent management and effective safety netting, has significantly reduced primary care antimicrobial prescribing.