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Antimicrobial resistance

Preventing and controlling infections remains a challenge. There is increasing antimicrobial resistance meaning that new and emerging infections are becoming harder to treat.

The UK’s five-year national action plan:

Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019-2024

is built on the 2013-2018 Antimicrobial Strategy.

Both strategies stress the importance of improving infection prevention and control practices with Ambition 3 of the 2019-2024 strategy targeted at ‘Minimising infection’ and Ambition 9 targeted at ‘Engage the public on AMR’. More information relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the role everyone has in tackling this is covered.

In October 2017 PHE first launched the Keep Antibiotics Working campaign to support the government in raising awareness of the issue of AMR. Visit PHE’s website to register as an Antibiotic Guardian, support ‘World Antibiotic Awareness Week’ and European Antibiotic Awareness Day’. 

The Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition website will enable you to; learn more about AMR, know how to impact on AMR in your everyday life, read ‘AMR Fighter’ stories, find out the latest news on the fight against AMR and find upcoming events so you can join the fight against AMR.

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