Health and Social Care Committee

Antimicrobial resistance inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is Friday 7th September 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

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.

Terms of Reference

The Health and Social Care Committee seeks evidence on the progress of the Government to date in responding to the challenge of AMR, including:

  • What results have been delivered by the UK AMR 2013-2018 strategy?
  • What should be the key actions and priorities for the Government’s next AMR strategy, due to be published at the end of this year.
Terms of reference: Antimicrobial resistance inquiry

Latest evidence

  • 11 Sep 2018 - Antimicrobial resistance - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF326 KB) HC 962 | Published 12 Sep 2018

    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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