Between 2013 and the COVID pandemic, there were over 85,000 admissions to Liverpool hospitals as a result of serious infections. With a high rate of infections city-wide and antibiotic resistance posing a threat to the delivery of healthcare, Liverpool Health Partners Infection Programme works across the academic health science system to identify research priorities to match need and address serious challenges including appropriate use of antibiotics.
The Infection Programme supports Liverpool’s bid for NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status in 2021. We aim to work collaboratively, reflecting the universal, multidisciplinary perspective of our Universities and the NHS by focusing on our academic strength and demonstrated track record of excellence, to address local, national and international health needs.
Infections can affect any person, of any age. The prevention, detection and appropriate treatment of infection will support our community to lead healthier lives for longer.
Pregnancy and birth come with the risk of several infections for both the parent and child, which can have an impact on them in later life.
People with weakened immune systems are more likely to have an infection leading to sepsis, requiring antibiotics.
Older people, particularly those over the age of 75, are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia and sepsis. This highlights the need for us to carry out research across the entire life course.