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Gonococcal resistance to antimicrobials surveillance programme report

Data on trends in antimicrobial resistance and decreased susceptibility in gonococcal infection in England and Wales provided by GRASP.


GRASP report: data to May 2018

GRASP report: data to June 2017

GRASP report: data to October 2016

GRASP 2014 report

GRASP 2013 report

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Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is critical in guiding national treatment guidelines to ensure appropriate patient management. The Gonococcal resistance to antimicrobial surveillance programme (GRASP) includes a suite of initiatives to detect and monitor antimicrobial resistance in N. gonorrhoeae and potential treatment failures.

Public Health England reports annually on drug resistance and decreased susceptibility in gonorrhoea in England and Wales and has twice provided data which directly influenced changes in treatment guidelines. The current treatment strategy in the UK (and in other countries) has been to adopt a more aggressive approach of dual therapy with injectable ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin.

Previous GRASP reports are available from the UK Government Web Archive.

Published 30 October 2014
Last updated 9 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added ‘GRASP report: data to May 2018’.
  2. Added 'GRASP report: data to June 2017'.
  3. Added ‘GRASP report: data up to October 2016’.
  4. Added ‘GRASP 2014 report’.
  5. First published.