Deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2024.
We welcome applications from organisations in any country that have an established hospital AMS programme.
The first step in becoming a client organisation in GAMSAS is to complete an online Screening Questionnaire.
This should be completed by the lead or champion for AMS within the organisation and it is important that they have management support for the application.
The questionnaire will allow us to gather some basic information about AMS in your country and details of current infrastructure and staffing within your organisation. Once we have reviewed this information we will contact you to either offer the opportunity to join GAMSAS or provide feedback on why we cannot accept your organisation as a client at this time.
Once accepted into GAMSAS we will provide access to a series of four on-line surveys to capture further information about AMS in your country and your organisation’s current provision of AMS, microbiology laboratory services including AMR surveillance and Infection Prevention including Healthcare Associated Infection surveillance. These surveys along with supporting evidence documents must be submitted through this website and will provide the information required by the GAMSAS team. All information provided will be used to assess your organisation’s current position against our AMS Standards. To further explore AMS within your organisation, we will organise a hospital site visit where a BSAC team member plus an appointed external expert assessor will meet with the AMS team and other hospital staff.
The final step of the process is for the GAMSAS visit report to be considered by an Accreditation Panel of international experts. The panel will award accreditation at level 1, 2 or 3 and may also recommend award of Commended or Centre of Excellence status. You will receive a final report, a BSAC GAMSAS certificate and media pack for your own promotion. The report will highlight areas of good practice and areas for improvement. This completes the first accreditation cycle and we will provide ongoing support for improvements and to repeat self-assessment surveys again in 3 years’ time.
This iterative process will allow organisations to achieve optimal performance with respect to AMS, maximising use of local resources, and potential recognition as a Centre of Excellence which involves your organisation acting as a mentor for other organisations in your region/country to support development of AMS and spread good practice.
Using these links you can learn more about accreditation of healthcare services and specifically of antimicrobial stewardship.
See below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any queries about GAMSAS please contact us.