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.


  • Progress with Adult OPAT in Scotland
  • Perspective on Paediatric OPAT in Scotland
  • Working in a Virtual OPAT ward: a national pilot
  • NOPAT – the value of OPAT vetting


All Healthcare Professionals



  • Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Katherine Longbottom, Paediatric ID Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Liz Collison, Lead OPAT Specialist Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Simon Pybus, ID/Micro Specialist Trainee, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Siobhan Carty, Antimicrobial Pharmacist NHS GGC
  • Katie McIntyre & Clare McTear, Specialist OPAT nurses NHS Lothian
  • Hannah Soulsby, Infection consultant NHS Forth Valley
  • Vhairi Bateman, Infection consultant NHS Grampian

If you are thinking about setting up, or currently run an OPAT service, BSAC is hosting several Regional Workshops across the UK: Glasgow (9 June), Birmingham (23 June), Belfast (7 July) and London (14 July), with an additional workshop in Bristol on 21 September.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 10:00 - 09/06/2023 to 15:00 - 09/06/2023
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ, United Kingdom