GPs in Southend, Castle Point and Rochford are supporting the ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign during World Antibiotics Awareness Week (18-22 November) which urges the public to always trust their doctor, nurse or pharmacist’s advice as to when they need antibiotics. The campaign, run by Public Health England and supported by the NHS, also provides effective self-care advice to help individuals and their families feel better if they are not prescribed antibiotics.
The NHS across mid and south Essex is helping local GP practices meet the demand of services to ensure patients get the right care this winter.
Now in their fourth year, the Quality Awards aim to celebrate all the great work going on in primary care across south east Essex.
It is estimated that over 4,000 appointments take place every day in GP practices across south east Essex. Most of us never get to hear about the positive stories, the staff that go the extra mile for their patients. It is true to say many of them save lives every day of the week.
From GPs, nurses, pharmacists and health care assistants on the front lines of health care, to reception staff and vital clerical roles supporting people day-to-day, these awards are open to everyone working in GP Practices that helps make a difference to the health of people in south east Essex.