What is Antibiotic Resistance?

If we carry on taking antibiotics when they are unnecessary, in the future some antibiotics may no longer work. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous – including setting broken bones, treatments for cancer, and routine operations.

What can
I do?

Why is it relevant to me?

As antibiotics are being used unnecessarily, bacteria are becoming resistant. This means some antibiotics are becoming ineffective, and may not work when you really need them to, which could put you and your family at risk of more serious, or longer, illnesses.