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Helping guard against a return to pre-antibiotic medical care
In support of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and the newly announced World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), Public Health England are encouraging people to join over 17,000 Antibiotic Guardians, taking a personal action to fight antibiotic resistance.  The campaign urges members of the public & healthcare professionals to take action in helping to slow antibiotic resistance and ensure our antibiotics work now & in the future.
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DH/PHE:  Make your pledge today & join over 17,000 Antibiotic Guardians

ScotGov:  Tackling antibiotic resistance

NHS England:  Antimicrobial resistance: a real threat to the future of healthcare

The threat posed by antibiotic resistant bacteria is all too real

There is some hope then!

Still time to ‘save the world’

ESPAUR report reveals continued rise in antibiotic resistant infections

Patients Association’s response to report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

More research needed on procalcitonin tests for diagnosing bacterial infection says NICE in guidance

Social scientists needed to solve the problem of antibiotic overuse

Not enough evidence to recommend routine use of new tests to help identify cause of sepsis says NICE in draft guidance

Patients Association:  Changing behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance

NICE publish draft guidelines aimed at changing behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance

Patient safety alert – addressing antimicrobial resistance through implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship programme

Royal College of GPs response to new NICE guidelines on antibiotics prescribing

Fighting infection: NICE tackles overuse of antibiotics

Safeguarding our defences against disease: NICE sets out approaches to stop infections developing resistance to antimicrobial medicines