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Patients urged to learn about antibiotics to mark European awareness day

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Health leaders in South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula are urging people in the area to be aware of the proper uses of antibiotics and ensure that they take them responsibly.

Ahead of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, on Friday, November 18, doctors and NHS managers are raising awareness about the risks of taking antibiotics unnecessarily and calling on patients to learn about the proper treatment of common winter conditions like coughs, colds and the flu.

As the weather grows colder and the winter closes in, many patients will be visiting their GPs suffering from coughs, colds and flu, with the idea that they may require antibiotics to treat their illness.

Ambassadors to spread the word on Staffordshire health and care changes

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Health leaders in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are looking for community champions to help spread the word about plans to transform the way healthcare is provided across the county.

The Together We’re Better programme, a partnership of health trusts, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities, aims to provide services which better meet the needs of local people, offer a greater focus on prevention and wellbeing, and work more effectively by breaking down the traditional boundaries between organisations so they work together to share ideas and learning.

Conversation Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

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There are lots of challenges to our health and social care system and a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is being developed to address these. If you live or work locally, Conversation Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is your chance to take part in an open discussion about your health services and the way they are delivered.

Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free flu jab

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Health experts are urging pregnant women to get their free vaccination before the flu virus starts circulating this winter.

South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group is warning that flu can cause many complications during pregnancy, particularly in the later stages, such as premature births or low birth weights. In some cases, it can lead to stillbirth or even death in the first week of life.

However, getting your free flu vaccination can help prevent difficulties and keep mother and baby safe.

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South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group
Second Floor, Marmion House 
Lichfield Street, Tamworth
Staffordshire B79 7BZ

Working with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG

 

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