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Sept 15th: Combating antibiotic resistance - the UK 5 year plan

On Sept 10th the UK published its “Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (2103-2018). Its primary aim is to slow the development and spread of AMR.  The aims will be achieved by focusing on action in 7 Key areas. The first listed target is “We need to get to a point where good infection prevention and control measures to help prevent infections occurring become the norm in all sectors of human and animal health”. It is the IFH’s ongoing commitment to ensure home hygiene does not remain the weak link in the chain. It is thus regrettable that this document makes no reference to hygiene/infection prevention in home and everyday life settings. To read the strategy, follow the link https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238872/20130902_UK_