The Health and Social Care Committee launched an inquiry into how the Government is responding to the challenge of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
We responded to their calls for written evidence to ensure the experiences of chronic UTI patients were included. We recommended that they:
- Thoroughly investigate and evaluate the tests that are used to detect urinary tract infection caused by bacteria to ensure that they are fit for purpose and not contributing to AMR
- Ensure that infections are eliminated with antibiotic doses of sufficient duration and levels, thereby reducing AMR
- Ensure that sufferers of chronic conditions who require long-term, high-dose antibiotics are not denied medication as a result of the AMR strategy that puts pressure on GPs to reduce the prescribing of antibiotics