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Talkfest Winter - How does our local NHS handle winter pressures?

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St Helens College - Library area

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WA10 1PP

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NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reaching out to local residents to talk to them about winter pressures on the NHS including misuse of antibiotics, knowing the right place to go to when you need care quickly and knowing how to best stay well over the winter period.

The NHS faces some of its biggest pressures in the winter time and we want to talk to you about how we can all best tackle issues with;

  • Antibiotics - Bugs are becoming more resistant to antibiotics because of misuse. Did you know that St Helens has the highest number of prescriptions for antibiotics in the country?

  • Emergency and urgent care - How do we make sure that everyone knows how to use urgent care in the right way?

  • Pharmacy - Did you know you can use your pharmacy for advice on lots of health issues?

  • Caring for yourself - Most illnesses which are common in winter like cold and flu are best cared for by yourself at home, but do we all know how best to do this?

Whilst our role at the NHS is to work on tackling these key issues, we want to talk to you to hear your ideas and questions about how we can all work together to help these pressures.

Join the in the conversation at our Talkfest debate event

What: we will be holding a live question time style debate to discuss the winter issues facing St Helens. There will be expert panellists from urgent care, pharmacy, GPs and the voluntary sector.

When: 25th of January 2018

Time: 5.00-6.30 (5-5.30 registration, debate goes live at 5.30-6.30pm) ,

Where: St Helens College, Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PP

Attendees will also have the chance to sign up to be an Antibiotic Guardian to help support the fight against antibiotic resistance.

If you can't make the event, but would still like to pose a question to our panel, you can do this by emailing us on engagement@sthelensccg.nhs.uk, call us on 01744 627 596, or post your question on social media via Facebook or Twitter.

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