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Be prepared for W I N T E R

Don’t forget to use the @NHSChoices W I N T E R checklist to ensure you #StayWellThisWinter 

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Road Safety Week 23-29 November 2015

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

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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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