U.K. Announces 5-Year National Action Plan To Reduce Antibiotic Use, Resistance

CIDRAP News: U.K. aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan
“…The five-year national action plan calls for a 10 percent reduction in the number of antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025, a 15 percent decrease in human antibiotic use by 2024, and a 25 percent decrease in the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals by 2020. To encourage development of new antibiotics, the government will test a new payment model that will reimburse pharmaceutical companies based on how valuable their drugs are to the National Health Service (NHS), rather than on the quantity of antibiotics sold…” (1/24).

Xinhua News: Britain launches five-year antimicrobial resistance action plan
“…The plan covers animals and the environment as well as human health. The government has committed to working with veterinarians and farmers to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals by 25 percent between 2016 and 2020, with objectives to be refreshed by 2021. The pharmaceutical industry will also be expected to take more responsibility for antibiotic resistance…” (1/25).