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Prime minister urged to do more on antimicrobial resistance

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Rishi Sunak’s science advisers warn of shortage of UK experts and fragmented research funding

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has been warned by his science advisers that tackling antimicrobial resistance needs “greater and sustained” action.

In a 9 May letter, which was published on 15 May, the Council for Science and Technology, an advisory body co-chaired by the government’s chief scientific adviser Angela McLean (pictured, right), wrote to Sunak saying that AMR is “one of the most critical health challenges of our time and could have an impact far greater than Covid-19”.

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