Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today and the overuse or misuse of antibiotics is making the problem worse. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, transplants, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work. To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics.
Antibiotic Guardian is a campaign run by Public Health England and a range of partners. Health professionals, patients, health leaders and those who work with, own or treat animals are being encouraged to visit www.antibioticguardian.com and choose a pledge that they can fulfil and play their part in protecting some of our most precious medicines.