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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Infectious Diseases: Death Certificates (29 Sep 2022)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to review its death certification policy to allow for sepsis, infection and antimicrobial resistance to be registered as causes of death to support the NHS in measuring and monitoring the impact of those conditions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antimicrobials: Procurement (22 Sep 2022)

Robert Jenrick: ...companies for access to antibiotics based on its value to the National Health Service, rather than the volume used. This payment model aims to incentivise pharmaceutical companies to develop new antimicrobials, despite the potential for the use of newly developed antibiotics to be ‘held back’ to protect against the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Payments from NHS England to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fungi: Infectious Diseases (22 Sep 2022)

Dr Caroline Johnson: Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials, such as fungal agents, is a factor in the development of drug-resistant pathogens. NHS England’s national pharmacy and prescribing clinical lead is supported by seven regional antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) leads. These AMS leads collaborate with regional National Health Service stakeholders and partner organisations, including infection prevention and...

Sewage Pollution (6 Sep 2022)

Olivia Blake: ...our rivers and waterways. That is a serious point, because earlier this summer the chief medical officer, Ofwat and the Environment Agency set out that they have real concerns about the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in our waterways, not just because of sewage from storm overflows, but because of normal sewage treatment works. What is the wait? Why have we been waiting 28...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Antimicrobials: Pollution Control (25 Jul 2022)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) monitoring, and (2) mitigation, strategies they have put in place for environmental pollution by (a) metal nanoparticles, and (b) the bacteria resistant to these antimicrobial metal nanoparticles.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Sewage (21 Jul 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...much to be done to improve our understanding of the impacts that pharmaceuticals have on the environment, but some are known to cause adverse impacts on aquatic life and contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The Environment Agency (EA) and Defra has worked with Water UK on the Chemicals Investigation Programme to investigate the fate and travel of antimicrobial resistance...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antimicrobials: Developing Countries (18 Jul 2022)

Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019-2024, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the allocation of funding for (a) clean water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene in low and middle income countries to help prevent the...

Strategy for International Development (6 Jul 2022)

Fleur Anderson: ...solved. More than half the healthcare centres in the world’s 46 least developed countries lack clean water or decent toilets, which is causing preventable deaths and accelerating the spread of antimicrobial resistance as health workers are forced to use antibiotics in lieu of good hygiene. If any of our local hospitals had no running water, they would close—they would not be...

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Clause 1 - Precision Bred Organism (5 Jul 2022)

Jo Churchill: ..., particularly in some of our devolved nations. The fact that some want to shackle that research is quite a worry. In the evidence sessions, we heard of projects using precision breeding to develop resistance to bird flu in chickens, which has an application to intensive and extensive agriculture The same is true of work on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome resistance in pigs....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine: Health Professions (30 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...of Public Health and professional organisations. We will consider the impact of new challenges, including increasing complexity and epidemiological trends in sexually transmitted infections, antimicrobial resistance and monkeypox and the adaptability of the specialist medical workforce to respond to these challenges. The needs analysis will inform the forthcoming Sexual and Reproductive...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Urinary Tract Infections (30 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: NHS England and NHS Improvement’s urinary tract infection (UTI) reduction workstream was established as part of delivery of the ‘UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024’. This workstream aims to enhance prevention, support early and accurate diagnosis and improve the treatment of UTIs through identifying and adopting best practice and interventions for different...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Urinary Tract Infections: Screening (22 Jun 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ..., treatment and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs), which includes advice on self-care and pain management. In October 2018, NICE published ‘Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing’ in order to improve treatment, which is available at the following link: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng112 NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Accelerated Access...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (21 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: We will set out plans for sexual and reproductive health later this year. This will include monitoring outcomes and reducing the harms associated with sexually transmitted infections, including antimicrobial resistance.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Evaluation and Purchase of Antimicrobials (20 Jun 2022)

Sajid Javid: The ability of bacteria - and other types of pathogen - to develop and propagate resistance to the available therapeutic drugs and medicines, such as antibiotics, used to treat them is a significant and growing threat. Alongside extensive efforts to tackle this threat, as set out in the Government’s five-year National Action Plan, we have sought to reduce the need for antibiotics. This is...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Neil Hudson: I do not believe that people need to fear this technology. This is not about creating Frankenstein’s monster or introducing DNA from another species. From developing disease resistant crops to bird flu resistance in poultry to PRRS—porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome —resistance in pigs, there are significant benefits, including: for food security; for the environment; and...

Vaccinations - Question (15 Jun 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...the bits in my portfolio is international relations and, particularly, co-operation on health issues. I have been in G7 and G20 meetings on this. One of the big issues we must all look at is AMR—antimicrobial resistance—and how we can, first, stop the use of antibiotics in both human and animal health and, at the same time, help those countries that use quite a lot to build capacity.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antimicrobials: Developing Countries (14 Jun 2022)

Chi Onwurah: ...and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support British expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene and public health to prevent infections and reduce the need for, overuse of, and misuse of antimicrobials in the world's least developed countries as part of the five year action plan on Tackling Microbial Resistance.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Primary Health Care: Diagnosis (7 Jun 2022)

Daisy Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2016 Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, which recommended that all antibiotic prescribing should be informed by rapid diagnostics, what steps he is taking to help ensure that primary care settings are equipped with point-of-care multiplex testing technology.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry: Factory Farming (1 Jun 2022)

Rebecca Pow: ...welfare. The Government has no role to play in setting standards for any independent farm assurance scheme. Defra is a co-signatory with the Department of Health and Social Care of the UK’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) National Action Plan, and the UK is a global leader on AMR. We do not support the unnecessary use of antibiotics in animals, or farming practices which rely on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Urinary Tract Infections: Females (31 May 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ...persistent UTIs. NICE has produced a range of guidance for clinicians to support them in the diagnosis, treatment care and support of people with UTIs. In October 2018, NICE published guidance on antimicrobial resistant prescribing. NHS England and NHS Improvement are also conducting research on UTIs and antimicrobial resistance.


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