Antibiotic use

Treating your infection

Over-use of antibiotics is a serious and growing threat to our health.  Reducing unnecessary prescriptions in primary care may help prevent a public health catastrophe.


Patients frequently ask for antibiotics to be prescribed for, what is usually, a viral illness.  Antibiotics have no effect if the problem is a viral one.  Please use the information attached to help you decide when it is appropriate for you to seek medical advice.  You may find that your GP or nurse will give you one of these forms and ask that you delay treatment until the times recommended within the guidelines.  Antibiotic use


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