Talkfest Winter - How Does Our Local NHS Handle Winter Pressures?
Date: 25 Jan 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location: St Helens College, Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PP
NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reaching out to local residents to talk to them about winter pressures on the NHS including misuse of antibiotics, knowing the right place to go to when you need care quickly and knowing how to best stay well over the winter period.
The NHS faces some of its biggest pressures in the winter time and they want to talk to you about how we can all best tackle issues with;
Antibiotics - Bugs are becoming more resistant to antibiotics because of misuse. Did you know that St Helens has the highest number of prescriptions for antibiotics in the country?
Emergency and urgent care - How do we make sure that everyone knows how to use urgent care in the right way?
Pharmacy - Did you know you can use your pharmacy for advice on lots of health issues?
Caring for yourself - Most illnesses which are common in winter like cold and flu are best cared for by yourself at home, but do we all know how best to do this?
Whilst the CCG's role at the NHS is to work on tackling these key issues, they want to talk to you to hear your ideas and questions about how we can all work together to help these pressures.
Join in the conversation at the Talkfest debate event
What: they will be holding a live question time style debate to discuss the winter issues facing St Helens. There will be expert panellists from urgent care, pharmacy, GPs and the voluntary sector.
When: 25th of January 2018
Time: 5.00-6.30 (5-5.30 registration, debate goes live at 5.30-6.30pm) ,
Where: St Helens College, Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PP
Attendees will also have the chance to sign up to be an Antibiotic Guardian to help support the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Registration for the event is through Eventbrite, or you can register on arrival on the day.
If you can't make the event, but would still like to pose a question to the panel, you can do this by emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org, call on 01744 627 596, or post your question on social media via Facebook or Twitter.