AMR – The problem

Many of the problems MP’s deal with are of local or perhaps a national nature however some are global problems. AMR Is one of these. If you have never heard of AMR let me briefly explain. I am no scientist but basically the problem is this. Over the years since anti- biotics were first discovered doctors have been prescribing them in their millions and millions to help combat various diseases. The problem is that some of the bugs which the anti-biotic drugs were intended combat are starting to mutate into new bugs which are resistant to the drugs. In other words the drugs which would previously have successfully killed off the bugs are now ineffective. AMR Stands for Anti-Microbial Resistance.

This week I attended a meeting in the Commons were experts were on hand to discuss this problem and what can be done about it.