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Stay Well This Winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.

People who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.

To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:

  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information

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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