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NICE guidelines advise hand washing lessons.

SCHOOL PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT HOW TO wash their hands correctly by teachers, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The recommendations aim to tackle the growing problem of antimicrobal resistance (AMR).

Teachers should also provide age appropriate lessons on when antibiotic drugs are required, says NICE.

Professor Gillian Leung, deputy chief executive and health and social care director at NICE, said: 'The overuse of antibiotics in the past 30 years has led to microbial resistance, and with so few new antibiotics being developed, this could result in once-treatable infections becoming fatal in years to come.'

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