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Antimicrobial resistance

What is antimicrobial resistance and why do we need to take action against it?

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The national annual report ESPAUR (English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance) outlines the scale of the problem antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses and this blog reflects its latest findings, as well as the actions we can all take to mitigate the effects of AMR.

Using open innovation and big data in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

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Public Health England has been awarded £5.1 million to create a virtual ‘open access’ centre, which will gather real-time patient data on resistant infections, helping clinicians understand when to use and preserve antibiotics in their treatment. Read the blog to find out more.

Tackling antibiotic resistance - how can schools get involved?

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If you’re a teacher or school nurse, or you work in an educational setting, you have the opportunity to educate young people about one of the biggest health threats we face globally - antimicrobial resistance. Our antibiotics are under threat. …

7 more reasons YOU should be worried about antibiotic resistance

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Have you read our ‘10 reasons you should be worried about antibiotic resistance’ blog? Well, here are 7 more reasons all equally worthy of your concern. Antibiotics are essential for treating many infections but they’re losing their effectiveness. Bacteria are …