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10/09/13 13:58

Resistance to antibiotics

Response to UK-wide antimicrobial resistance strategy

Responding to publication of the UK-wide antimicrobial resistance strategy, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil said

“I am pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to contribute to this new Antimicrobial Strategy, which provides us with a unique opportunity to work in partnership to tackle antimicrobial resistance and develop new antimicrobials and technologies.

“It is vital that we understand the serious consequences and the threat of immunity to antibiotics. Publishing this strategy today, will allow us to ensure improved antimicrobial stewardship and greater awareness of the need to change prescribing practices.”