Dr Sanjay Patel is a paediatric infectious diseases and immunology consultant working at Southampton Children’s Hospital, England. His specific areas of interest are OPAT and antibiotic stewardship (AS). He chaired the joint BSAC / British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases group p-OPAT national working group tasked to develop p-OPAT good practice guidelines, which were published in October 2014. He was a member of the NICE AS guideline development group, sits on BSAC council and chairs the ESGAP paediatric AS network. His other interest is medical education; he co-leads the antimicrobial stewardship module for the ESPID on-line antibiotic management course, authored a chapter for the BSAC ebook on antimicrobial stewardship and runs infectious diseases courses in the UK and Iceland.