Published on 06/28/2019
Along with a cash infusion for UK-led research, parliament will appoint global experts, including Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies as UK special envoy on AMR. By committing to accelerate the UK’s work against AMR, ten leading research centers across the county will explore new ways to inform prescribing and resistance pattern identification.
“We are already seeing the harmful effect resistant bugs can have on patient safety in our hospitals. It is vital that we retain the irreplaceable expertise of Professor Dame Sally Davies – an international expert in AMR – and continue to invest in research.” said public health minister, Seema Kennedy recently. “This funding to prop up the facilities for novel ideas and technologies, supported by the continued leadership of Dame Sally, will play a vital role in helping us to tackle this threat."
Public Health England will also use £5 million funding to develop a fully functional model ward, the first of its kind in the UK, to better understand how hospital facilities can be designed to improve infection control and reduce the transmission of antibiotic resistant infections.
The announcement follows the Government’s vision and five-year national action plan, published earlier this year, setting out how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling AMR by 2040.