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World Antibiotics Awareness Week toolkit

This toolkit provides resources to help you encourage your patients to do their part to keep antibiotics working for World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which takes place 18-24 November.

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Further information on the “Keep Antibiotics Working” campaign can be found here

This page includes resources such as leaflets, posters and social media graphics which you can download free of charge. You can also download resources to the right of this page by clicking on "related documents".

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Please feel free to copy and paste the message below onto your website.

Do your part to keep antibiotics working

It’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week this week (18-24 November). Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, and have saved millions of lives across the country.

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk, as this encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant.

We can all do our part to keep antibiotics working. By washing your hands regularly and properly, you can reduce your risk of contracting bacterial infections. You can also help the NHS prescribe fewer antibiotics by taking appropriate self-care steps. This includes speaking to your pharmacist for advice about your symptoms. It’s also crucial that you take the full course of antibiotics if you do get them prescribed – even if you start to feel better before your course is complete.

You can find out more about how you can do your part to stop antibiotic resistance in its tracks by visiting www.antibioticguardian.com, or by speaking to your GP or pharmacist.

Social media

Practices are encouraged to help raise awareness of campaigns through their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can use or adapt the following message for posts on your accounts, and you can download images via this PHE link.

“Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you at risk. Always take your doctor’s advice. #KeepAntibioticsWorking”