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European Antibiotics Awareness Week

If you visit the surgery you will see that we are running a campaign which supports European Antibiotics week. Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals. However, bacteria can adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic.

This means antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate. The more we use antibiotics, the greater the chance bacteria will become resistant to them and they can no longer be used to treat infections. Learn more about antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patients' safety in Europe. It is driven by overusing antibiotics and prescribing them inappropriately.

To slow down the development of antibiotic resistance, it is important to use antibiotics in the right way – to use the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time, for the right duration. Antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, and never saved for later or shared with others.

Unfortunately, no amount of antibiotics will get rid of your cold!

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We do hope that this information will help you when deciding whether to call the surgery or not; as this message states, antibiotics are very rarely of any use in most of these cases and are creating and building up very significant problems for treatment in the future.

Drugs Wastage Campaign

 
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