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Become and Antibiotic Guardian – Find out more

 

 

I am an Antibiotic Guardian. Find out more here.

Will you be an Antibiotic Guardian?

The national Antibiotic Guardian campaign aims to raise awareness on how to use antibiotics in a responsible way that will help keep them effective for the future. We are encouraging our patients to take part by watching the Antibiotic Guardian video, choosing a pledge and becoming an Antibiotic Guardian at www.antibioticguardian.com.

Did you know?

  • It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections.
  • These antibiotic ‘resistant’ infections don’t just infect you; they can spread to other people in close contact with you.
  • It is important we use our existing antibiotics wisely and make sure these lifesaving medicines continue to stay effective for ourselves, our children and grandchildren.
  • Without urgent action from all of us, common infections, minor injuries and routine operations will become much riskier.
  • Antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed by a health professional.

Colds and most coughs, sinusitis, otitis media (earache) and sore throats often get better without antibiotics. Your GP may not prescribe antibiotics for these conditions but your local pharmacy can help provide self-care advice and suitable over the counter medicines to treat your symptoms.

Current Campaign TV Advertisement (Keep Antibiotics Working):

Available at: https://youtu.be/ef4QHUS5760

 

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March

During the month of March 2016, there were 293 DNA appointments across both sites.

February

During the month of February 2016, there were 265 DNA appointments across both sites.

January

During the month of January 2016, there were 289 DNA appointments across both sites.

Cancellations

If you can’t keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible, either by using our online appointment cancellation service or by telephoning the practice so that we can make the appointment available to another patient.

Patients who fail to attend an appointment without notifying the practice, waste doctor and nurse time and prolong unnecessarily the waiting time for other patients.