European Antibiotics Awareness Day – 28th November 2016

European Antibiotics Awareness Day – 28th November 2016

October 25, 2016

The 18th November is European Antibiotics Awareness Day, co-ordinated by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) in Europe and Public Health England local. The week is also World Antibiotics Awareness Week co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation. The occasion was set up to raise public and healthcare professional awareness about the need to protect this valuable, and currently limited, resource. Protecting them means using them only when necessary, as advised by a healthcare professional and to not stockpile antibiotics and to use them on themselves, friends, relatives or pets as they feel the need arises. There will be a lot in the national press about the day and there will be local interest from Radio Cornwall and hopefully ITV West Country and Pirate FM too. You will be doing this as part of a national, European and global movement, doing your bit for the cause! It will be fun!  

The Cornwall Antibiotic Resistance Group are looking for pharmacy stores to take part in some public awareness raising about the issues of antibiotic resistance on the day. Further information attached. Expressions of interest to Neil Powell antibiotic pharmacist Royal Cornwall Hospital.

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