Well Street Cheadle Stoke-On-Trent, ST10 1EYTel: 01538 753114
Signposting Agencies and Charities
Well Street Medical Centre PPG group and staff have compiled a list of local groups and charities available in the local area, which we hope will be of some use to our patients. We will continue to update the list regularly and would encourage you to contact the practice on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further information about the groups listed or new ones to add, that will help improve the lives of all our patients.
Information on local services can also be found on the Cheadle, Staffordshire website click here or in the Care Services Directory below.
Well Street Medical Centre PPG & Staff
Signposting local services
Care Services Directory
Welcome to the newest addition to our website, a guide to managing your own health from our in-house expert Dr Rob.
Click on the links below to read the latest excerpts:
"Premiership Health: An Introduction" by Dr Rob
"The January Transfer Market" by Dr Rob
"The Winter Blues!" by Dr Rob
"Football Hooligans" by Dr Rob
"End of Seaon Report" by Dr Rob
"You are the Ref!" by Dr Rob
"Work, Rest, Play!" by Dr Rob
"It's all about the Money!" by Dr Rob
"Extra Time!" by Dr Rob
"Football Tragedies - Part One" by Dr Rob
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help protect you and those you care for.
Cold weather doesn't have to go hand in hand with illness. Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this winter:
Antibiotics are important medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Bacteria can adapt and ﬁnd ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic. They become "antibiotic resistant", meaning that the antibiotic no longer works. The more we use antibiotics, the greater the chance that bacteria will become resistant to them so that they no longer work on our infections. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria don’t just affect you, they can spread to other people in close contact with you and are very difficult to treat.
Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate and antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patients' safety in Europe. Some bacteria that cause infections in hospitals, such as MRSA, are resistant to several antibiotics.
By using antibiotics less often we can slow down the development of resistance. It’s not possible to stop it completely but slowing it down stops resistance spreading and buys some time to develop new types of antibiotics. If we all try to reduce their usage, antibiotics will be more likely to work when we really need them.
Why shouldn't antibiotics be used to treat colds, most coughs and sore throats?
All colds and most coughs and sore throats are caused by viruses and generally these will get better on their own. Antibiotics do not work against infections caused by viruses. Viral infections are also much more common than bacterial infections.
What can I do about antibiotic resistance?
What is the surgery doing about antibiotic resistance?
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