The foundation was established in 2005 by Jill Moss, following the death of her dog, Bella, from a badly managed MRSA infection, and has developed into an international champion of good practice linking patients and veterinary clients with best practice resources and access to good advice.
The foundation offers informed support on the management of resistant bacteria and the resulting infections for
· Pet and owners with resistant infections
· Vets and veterinary nurses
· Doctors, nurses and pharmacists
· Farmers and agriculture
Their aim is to save lives through education via leaflets, posters, videos, and other media which promotes the responsible use of antibiotics regarding the management of resistant bacteria.
They do this by collaborating with the public and major veterinary and human health academic institutions, government departments and leading researchers around the world, many of which are part of the One Health Initiative.
All the Bella Moss Foundations resources are developed and produced by volunteers.
To find out more about the foundation, and to access a variety of useful resources, including their practice hygiene self-audit tool , go to www.thebellamossfoundation.com/
To read about their mission and goals, take a look here.
Want to do a quick check on the basic hygiene standards in your practice?
Practice hygiene self-audit – Click here
Practice hygiene self-audit app now available too! Click here
Practical Infection Control – protocols into practice
ONCORE and BMF set up the Infection Control course as a collaboration, with BMF Advisor Louise O’Dwyer as tutor for the course.
ONCORE make a donation to the foundation for every candidate enrolled on the course in order to help support their work.
You can find out more about the course here.