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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 16th to 22nd November 2015

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.

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

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Self care week poster

Self Care Week 2015 takes place each November and this year run between 16th to 22nd.  It aims to help people take care of themselves, and lets them know what’s available to help them look after their health.  Lots of useful information can be found on the NHS Choices website below.

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Family with grandmother, mother and child at the art table at Hertford Health Event

Mums and dads, expectant parents, grandparents and tiny tots from Hertford, Ware, Welwyn Garden City, Datchworth, Watton-at-Stone and the surrounding area flocked to a free family fun day in Hertford on Sunday (1 November). 

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