BSAC written and oral evidence to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into AMR

BSAC has submitted written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Antimicrobial Resistance.  The outputs of the inquiry will steer the development of the action plan to take forward the UK Governments 5-year on Antimicrobial Resistance. Further Professor Laura Piddock, Director of Antibiotic Action, BSAC Chair in Public Engagement and Professor of Microbiology, University of Birmingham attended the first evidence session of the enquiry held on 18 December 2013.

The first panel included representatives of science organisations, focussing on the science of antimicrobial resistance, including why antimicrobial resistance has become so important, research avenues, the difference between clinical and other infection routes and questions surrounding the strategy. Participants were:

  • Professor Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Dr Pat Goodwin, Scientific Consultant, Society of Biology
  • Professor John Threlfall, Member of Committee, Society for Applied Microbiology
  • Professor Sharon Peacock, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Initiative, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Cambridge

View the session here:

To access a copy of the written evidence, click here: BSAC written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Antimicrobial Resistance