A local medicines-management team, that helps the local community to make the best possible use of their medicines, has claimed the title of the ‘Best informed medicines management team’ in the country at this year’s NHS Prescriber Conference.
More than 700 children were admitted to south Essex hospitals with bronchiolitis and gastric flu last year, but it is estimated that 10 per cent of these hospital admissions could have been avoided if parents were more aware of the signs and symptoms.
A winter cold or sore throat can often make you feel lousy. Many people turn to their doctor thinking an antibiotic is the answer. However, no amount of antibiotics will get rid of the common cold, which is caused by viruses.