On 12 November 2019, in advance of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has published the third annual ‘Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance (SONAAR)’ report.
This report provides information relating to antimicrobial use and resistance in a range of human and animal infections in Scotland. This is the first time the report has included animal antimicrobial use data from small animal veterinary practices and environmental antimicrobial resistance data. HPS will continue to expand these areas in future years, reflecting support for the ‘One Health’ approach to containing antimicrobial resistance.
The report is intended to support planning, prioritisation and evaluation of initiatives to optimise antimicrobial use and to minimise antimicrobial resistance.