CwPAMS: A health partnership scheme funded by the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund

The CwPAMS networking platform was developed by BSAC for use by partners in the CwPAMS programme in partnership with the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association (CPA).
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Welcome to the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum (CwPAMS) through which we will share skills and knowledge between multidisciplinary NHS teams, including or led by pharmacists with hospitals in Ghana Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and expand capacity for antimicrobial stewardship.

CwPAMS supports bidirectional learning with a focus on:

  • antimicrobial stewardship, including surveillance
  • infection prevention control
  • antimicrobial pharmacy expertise and capacity


The aims of CwPAMS are to:

  • Highlight existing international expertise in AMS to partnerships to support the application of existing guidance documents and frameworks in their practice
  • Support partnerships in sharing learning and knowledge with others
  • Foster long term collaborations
  • Share learning, resources and knowledge around AMS or systems in and between host countries and with UK
  • Enable volunteers to CwPAMS partnerships and reach out to them as needed
  • Provide easy access to CwPAMS tools and resource kits
  • Allow partners and the national pharmacy associations to share expertise and opportunities for volunteers
  • Open discussions as to how CwPAMS initiatives can have lasting impact, such as contributing to CPD provided by professional bodies
  • Help partnerships gather data, feedback on the scheme, and improve the support we can offer partnerships in any future schemes.


This platform is for members of selected 12 partnerships only or approved volunteers. To join the platform and participate in discussions, please sign up or login. It is free to register.

For use during registration
Which of the following partnerships are you part of

  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust – The Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba
  • UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) – Ghana Public Health Association (GPHA)
  • North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London (NMUH) – Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH)
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Ghana Police Hospital and Keta Municipal Hospital
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC)
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Makerere University and Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital
  • University of Salford – Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda
  • The University of Manchester  – Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
  • Nottingham Trent University – Makerere University School of Public Health
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) – Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
  • University of Sussex; Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) – University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka 
  • Approved volunteer
  • Other (pls state reason for joining)