Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotics - Do I Need an Antibiotic?

Antibiotics are important medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria.  They do not treat infections caused by viruses.  Viral infections are very common. They include all colds and flu, and many infections of the nose, sinuses, ears, throat and chest (coughs / bronchitis).  Please click on the links below for further information & self help leaflets which cover the most common areas.

Do I Need Antibiotics - Information below to help you decide!

Do I need an antibiotic - Patient Leaflet (click)

Does my child need an antibiotic? Patient Leaflet (click)

Self Help Leaflets - Be well informed!

Cough / Acute Bronchitis - self help  Patient Leaflet (click)

Acute Sinusitis - self help  Patient Leaflet (click)

Common Cold & Flu-Like Illness Patient Leaflet (click)

Sore Ear (Otitis Media)  Patient Leaflet (click)

Sore Throat Patient Leaflet (click)

Caring for children with a cough Patient Leaflet (click)

Common Viral Conditions - How long they last for on average  Patient Information (click) 

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