What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

UK aims to cut antibiotics use in food-producing animals by 25%

25 January, 2019

The plan also sets out four measures of success to ensure progress towards our 20-year vision. These include, among others, targets to:
• halve healthcare associated Gram-negative blood stream infections;
• reduce the number of specific drug-resistant infections in people by 10% by 2025;
• reduce UK antimicrobial use in humans by 15% by 2024;
• reduce UK antibiotic use in food-producing animals by 25% between 2016 and 2020 and define new objectives by 2021 for 2025; and
• be able to report on the percentage of prescriptions supported by a diagnostic test or decision support tool by 2024.