Use antibiotics on your doctor's advice
Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them.
Despite the risks of antibiotic resistance, research shows that 38% of people still expect an antibiotic from a doctor’s surgery, NHS walk-in centre or ‘GP out of hours’ service when they visited with a cough, flu or a throat, ear, sinus or chest infection.
We are now part of Suffolk Primary Care (SPC)
Suffolk Primary Care is an innovative new partnership with 11 like minded Suffolk GP surgeries joining together to deliver care to more than 100,000 patients. The collaboration will see doctors and other practice staff sharing resources and working together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality health care.