The Department of Health said it is aware "urgent action" must be taken to control resistance to antibiotics or "we could face serious problems in years to come"
A spokeswoman said:
That is why the UK is working with WHO and international bodies to support global action.
The development of new antibiotics is key and we are identifying opportunities to promote this.
We have active programmes in all these areas, which together will help us stay one step ahead both nationally and internationally.
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