Antimicrobial resistance should be “top five policy priority”, Select Committee says

Tackling antimicrobial resistance needs to be firmly established as a “top five policy priority” for UK Government in order to help prevent the virtual loss of worldwide modern medicine, says the Health and Social Care Committee in its report.

The Committee’s key recommendations, published today, relate to: drug development, prescription rates, coordinated IT, and agriculture and the environment. Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, the Committee’s Chair, demanded to see tangible progress within the next six months.

Here is a link to the report’s landing page: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/health-and-social-care-committee/news/antimicrobial-resistance-report-published-17-19/

Here is a link to BSAC’s response to the Committee’s inquiry: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/health-and-social-care-committee/antimicrobial-resistance/written/86154.html.