University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is appealing for support from the local community to reduce the pressures on hospital services through responsible use of A&E, and by helping their relatives to return home or to their next place of care in a timely manner once they no longer need a hospital bed.
Patients in the Stafford area are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly to keep them in good health and prevent disease-resistant infection from spreading.
Antibiotics are a vital tool for treating infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis and for preventing infections during surgical procedures and cancer treatment. However, the more antibiotics are used the less effective they become because overuse gives resistant bacteria a greater chance to survive and spread.
Staff from Stafford and Surrounds CCG, Cannock Chase CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG along with colleagues from Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit came together for their first joint staff awards on 21 June. 58 nominations were received, and the judging panel spent a long time making their decision. All winners and highly commended staff are listed below but all nominees also received a certificate.
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