PHE’s Health Matters focuses on antibiotics

Monday, November 20, 2017

PHE’s Health Matters is a resource for local authorities and health professionals. The latest edition focuses on preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

"Preventing infections from occurring in the first place is one of the best ways to prevent AMR. Antimicrobial resistance can be developed in bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that cause infection, making them resistant to treatment. Every infection prevented reduces the need for and use of antimicrobials, which in turn lessens the potential for development of resistance."