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AMR – UK is leading the rest of the world
  1. Adele Waters

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Six out of 10. That’s how the government’s chief medical officer rates the level of progress made by the UK in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Her verdict: ‘We’re doing really well, we’ve just got to do more.’

Speaking at a seminar on AMR last month, Dame Sally Davies hardly paused before rating progress in the human and animal health sectors as equal.

Some vets might say she has not always been as balanced, given that the biggest cause of AMR is the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human medicine.

But 2019 has brought a shift in tone. Speaking at a Westminster Health Forum seminar, she was fulsome in her praise for the farm animal sector.

‘I can’t tell you how proud I am of our farmers … since 2014 they’ve reduced …

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