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10 reasons YOU should be worried about antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics are essential for treating many infections but they’re losing their effectiveness. Bacteria are fighting back by adapting and finding ways of surviving the effects of our medicines. The bugs are smart – they can naturally become resistant to antibiotics …

A burning platform - maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challenge

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In 2012, the Chief Medical Officer for England published the first ever 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy. A UK High Level Steering Group followed, which acts as the system steward, providing challenge and ensuring all recommendations are enacted. Public Health …