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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) inquiry launched

24 May 2018

The Health and Social Care Committee launches inquiry into how the Government is responding to the challenge of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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 - call for written submissions

The 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.

Submissions should not exceed 3000 words, and should reach the Committee by Friday 7th September 2018. Oral evidence is expected to be taken in September.

 Further information

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