Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to antimicrobial agents. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents become ineffective and infections become difficult or impossible to treat, increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the top 10 global public health threats and we need to act now to preserve antibiotics for the future. Making sure we only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary helps to reduce the resistance over time.
Please remember your local community pharmacy can help for minor and self limiting conditions and support patients to selfcare for many illnesses supporting the no-antibiotic approach.