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European Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance welcomed

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The European Commission has announced a 12-point Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance. The Department welcomes this five-year action plan…

The European Commission has announced a 12-point Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance.

The Department welcomes this five-year action plan and will be reviewing and updating its strategy for antimicrobial resistance, in place in the UK since 2000, to integrate with the European Union Action Plan.

Read about ‘Start Smart, Then Focus’, new guidance on the use of antibiotics in hospitals published by the Department of Health.