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Health and Social Care Committee
Report published on Monday 22 October 2018. Awaiting Government Response.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant and increasing threat to public health in the UK and globally. It is estimated that in the US and Europe alone, antimicrobial-resistant infections currently cause at least 50,000 deaths per year with hundreds of thousands more dying in other areas of the world. If the acceleration of AMR is not slowed, it has been estimated that 10 million people a year could die as a result of AMR by 2050.
The Health and Social Care Committee seeks evidence on the progress of the Government to date in responding to the challenge of AMR, including:
Evidence given by Professor Mike Sharland, Chair, Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection, Dr Susan Hopkins, Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Public Health EnglandProfessor Peter Borriello, Chief Executive, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care, Dr Susan Hopkins, Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Public Health England
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Health and Social Care Committee publishes report into Antimicrobial Resistance