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Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 81025, tabled on 24 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle antibiotic resistance.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

6 December 2021

In 2019, the Government published the first of four five-year national action plans aimed at tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The plan focuses on tackling AMR through:

- reducing the need for and unintentional exposure to antimicrobials;

- optimising the use of antimicrobials; and

- investing in innovation, supply and access to antimicrobials.

We continue to fully implement this plan and maintain progress towards achieving the Government’s vision for AMR to be effectively contained and controlled globally by 2040.

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