This document draws on publicly available data to provide an unbiased factual overview of antibiotic usage data in the UK in both animals and humans.
Resistance data for E. coli, Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. are also presented for both animals and humans.
Finally, the document brings together information on current activities being undertaken by the UK Government, human and veterinary healthcare professions and the animal industries to encourage responsible usage of antibiotics and combat the negative impacts of antibiotic resistance on human and animal health.
01 December 2016 – First uploaded
09 September 2017 – Updated to include data from new reports, updated definition of “Critically Important Antibiotics” and other changes to format and phrasing in response to feedback received.