Clinical update

Handwashing

Our clinical update on new NICE guidance on tackling antimicrobial resistance.
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Our clinical update on new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on tackling antimicrobial resistance

Essential facts

Antimicrobial resistance develops when the medicines are used inappropriately. Global estimates suggest that every year more than 700,000 people die from drug-resistant strains of common bacterial and viral infections, such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. If antimicrobial resistance continues to increase, this number could rise to 10 million a year by 2050.

What’s new

Simple steps such as teaching all children to wash their hands and to manage common infections themselves could help reduce the use of antibiotics, according to new guidance. NICE recommendations aim to educate the general public on how they can contribute in the battle against antimicrobial resistance. The

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