Beekeeper’s Hat

A woman in a beekeeper's hat containing pills.It has been estimated that, on average, each of us takes one course of antibiotics each year, 70% of which are amoxycillin.

Since the use of antibiotics became widespread in the second half of the twentieth century many bacteria have become resistant to them. The more antibiotics we prescribe the more resistance develops and there are now major and justified concerns about the overuse of antibiotics. GP’s prescribe 80% of all antibiotics in the UK and therefore control of antibiotic resistance depends greatly on rational prescribing by these doctors.