Gonorrhoea: Antimicrobials

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to address antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhoea.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) undertakes comprehensive surveillance through the gonococcal resistance to antimicrobials surveillance programme (GRASP) to enable early detection and management of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea and uses this intelligence to advise on national gonorrhoea treatment guidelines and ensure they remain effective. PHE also investigates outbreaks and individual cases of extensively drug resistant gonorrhoea and potential treatment failures to ensure effective management and control spread. Further information can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gonococcal-resistance-to-antimicrobials-surveillance-programme-grasp-report

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