Category Archives: Policy

Nations and leaders commit to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Over the last few months there has been a plethora of commitment at the highest level across the world to working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Firstly, at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan on 26 and 27 May … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial-resistant infections are an increasing global threat, serious enough that in July 2014 the then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked Lord Jim O’Neill to lead a major independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, to analyse the global challenges posed by antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2016

Parliamentary Links Day, organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, is an annual event that brings together the scientific community and Members of Parliament. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Science … Continue reading

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UK science and the EU

“UK science doesn’t need the European Union” – this was the hotly debated motion at a recent Science Council debate I attended between the official Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe campaigns, which included representatives from Scientists for Britain … Continue reading

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Science and the Assembly 2016

Last month, the Microbiology Society’s Public Affairs team attended the annual Science and the Assembly event at the National Assembly for Wales. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the event aims strengthen links between Welsh policy-makers and the STEMM … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: The Commons Library – Informing Parliamentary Debate

Having good government and policy-making relies on having well-informed Members of Parliament (MPs). Working on diverse issues, often outside their own expertise, MPs must be able to effectively hold the Government to account, suggest and scrutinise legislation, and represent their … Continue reading

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Voice of the Future 2016

Last month the UK Houses of Parliament hosted the Royal Society of Biology’s Annual Voice of the Future event, in which early career scientists and engineers grilled leading politicians and civil servants about science policy. This year, the Microbiology Society … Continue reading

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