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News: NIHR themed call: Preventing the development and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

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NIHR themed call: Preventing the development and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance 

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NIHR themed call: Preventing the development and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance 

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Today, the NIHR has issued a call for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity.

This call for research is part of a coordinated response by the NIHR to the publication of the 2nd volume of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. It will also support the Department of Health-led UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (expected to be published in summer 2013) which sets out how the challenges outlined in the report will be met.

Professor Dame Sally C Davies, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health commented: “Antimicrobial resistance is a very serious problem for society. We know that people are dying of it already. This is a battle we will lose unless we get more evidence on how to prevent it developing or get new antibiotics.”

This call is intended to cover all aspects of translational, clinical and public health research that could, through new developments or changes in practice, contribute to a reduction in the development and spread in humans of organisms with antimicrobial resistance, and infection.  Research may encompass better prevention, improved surveillance and monitoring and diagnosis as well as the more effective use of existing antibiotics, improved education and training and the development of new antimicrobial therapies and better treatment strategies.

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15/07/2013 

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15/09/2013 

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Created at 15/07/2013 16:02  by Craig Biggs 
Last modified at 15/07/2013 16:02  by Craig Biggs