Antibiotics awareness

Antibiotic Awareness Week takes place from 14-20 November 2016, show your support and become an Antibiotic Guardian here .

Antibiotics will not get rid of your cold web smallAntibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today and the overuse or misuse of antibiotics is making the problem worse.

Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, transplants, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work. To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics.

This is why NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG has been working closely with our GP practices to safeguard these vital medicines for the future, as overuse means they are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate.

We have seen an 10% reduction in antibiotic prescribing, between April 2015 and March 2016. Read more about this here.

 Find out more about getting well without antibiotics:

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