Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) allows for medically stable patients to be discharged (or avoid admission completely) who require a course of intravenous antimicrobial agents. OPAT is a vital scheme that can prevent hospital admissions, reduce a patient’s length of stay in hospital through early discharge, plus reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.


  • BSAC OPAT initiative overview
  • The Elastomeric pump – is it a godsend?
  • Devon Teamwork supporting OPAT and virtual ward services
  • Patient experience and feedback from OPAT services provided in the Bristol area
  • Overcoming the challenges with an integrated OPAT pathway


Healthcare professionals


  • Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Alice Liu, Antimicrobial Pharmacist Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frankie Thompson Swansea Bay UHB clinical support services
  • Ali Bazga, Public Health Wales
  • Mahableshwar Albur, Consultant Physician Medical Microbiology & Infectious diseases, Southmead Hospital Bristol
  • Tri Wangrangsimakul, Consultant in Clinical Infection, ID Lead for Complex Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (COPAT), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

For more infomation, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:55 - 21/09/2023 to 15:00 - 21/09/2023
  • Engineers House, Bristol, Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3NB, United Kingdom