Accident and Emergency Units

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10th June 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 11:30 am, 10th June 2014

My hon. Friend is right about the seriousness of the issue of antimicrobial resistance. Some 25,000 people die in Europe every year as a result of the failure of antibiotics—more than die in road traffic accidents. I raised the issue at the World Health Assembly and I have discussed it closely with the Prime Minister.