Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Dr Susan Snape

Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS

Sue Snape is the lead OPAT consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. She established microbiology liaison with the trauma and orthopaedic teams, diabetic foot service and respiratory teams regarding the use of antimicrobials; and is education lead for Microbiology StRs in Nottingham.

She has developed the OPAT service from its inception in 2011 to the current time, now employing 25 staff members. In 2017/18 the service saw 693 patient episodes and saved 13,152 bed days.