Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon

Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon
Project Lead / Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group(SAPG)
Glasgow, United Kingdom


Dr Jacqueline Sneddon is Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which is a national clinical multi-disciplinary forum that leads the national antimicrobial stewardship programme.
Jacqueline holds a Pharmacy degree from Heriot-Watt University, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy both from the University of Strathclyde and is a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). She has worked as a hospital-based pharmacist since 1988 within Aseptic Dispensing and Clinical Pharmacy. In 2003 she became one of the first Antimicrobial Pharmacists in Scotland and after a brief spell in a Clinical Effectiveness role moved to her current post.
Jacqueline represents SAPG on several national Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) groups and played a key role in the refresh of the Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan (ScotMARAP 2). Within SAPG Jacqueline has led development of education resources on antimicrobial stewardship, prescribing quality indicators, development of national consensus on antimicrobial policies and initiatives to improve the use of antimicrobials in Care Homes and recently development of a national antimicrobial app. Jacqueline is a member of the Association of Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists and Chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) Pharmacy Infection Network. She has contributed to national working groups on Neutropenic sepsis, Staph. aureusbacteraemia and management of multi-drug resistant Gram negative infections and chaired the 2012 review of SIGN 88 (Bacterial UTI) and a refresh of SIGN 104 (Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery). Jacqueline was recently a topic expert for the NICE Antimicrobial Resistance Public Health Advisory Committee to develop a guideline on changing public behaviours around antibiotic use. Jacqueline is a guest lecturer/tutor on antimicrobial stewardship at the University of Strathclyde and Robert Gordon University and led development of the RPS/UKCPA professional curriculum for Infection and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
She was also recently a tutor on the global massive open on-line course on Antimicrobial stewardship.