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Please note the following changes in the Prescribing Policy which will help the NHS save some money
Changes to Medicine Prescribing A4 1pp Drugs List for Download.pdf
Changes to Prescribing Meds 6pp DL.pdf
For advice and information about keeping well and warm during the Winter months, please visit http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/
As well as keeping well and warm during the Winter months, it is also possible that some people have a deficiency in Vitamin D at this time of the year. For further advice do read the following attachment, and/or speak to your GP.
ADVICE ABOUT VITAMIN D.pdf
Eating well is very important too, especially in the winter months. For further information go to www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well
Please visit our new 'Where to Get Fit in Dudley' page. Getting fitter improves your health and sense of well being, so why not try one of the activities available in the Dudley Borough?!
Summer is almost over (sadly!) - but it is still important to remember about keeping safe in the sun (http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/skin/Pages/Sunsafe.aspx.) Even on cloudy days the sun's rays can be harmful so make sure you 'slip on a hat', slap on the suncream' and cover up when you can. It is also vital to protect young children as their skin is much more prone to burning. The above page has lots of useful information so do read it especially if you are taking an Autumn break to sunnier climes!
It is also sometimes confusing when confronted with a huge variety of sun tan creams and lotions in the shops. www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen# explains very clearly the why's and wherefore's of what to use, what to look out for, and how important UVA and UVB protection is. Remember, it will not necessarily be immediate that the damage becomes obvious, it can happen many years later, so it is important to protect yourself now. If you ever have any concerns about a mole that suddenly appears, changes shape, colour or appearance, it is important to have it checked straight away by your GP. There is very useful information at www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Moles/Pages/Introductin.aspx.
Remember that it may not always be necessary to see a GP if you feel a little unwell, Pharmacists can often help with advice for many common ailments. However, never put off seeing your GP if you are concerned or symptoms are not disappearing.
www.nhs.uk/antibiotics is a very useful site for information about when anti-biotics are appropriate for our GP's to prescribe and when they are not. Do read it - it is important for everyone's health and well-being that we all understand about anti-biotics and that we can so often "get better without them". Why not become an anti-biotic champion - to register please log on to https://antibioticguardian.com