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Manage your asthma or respiratory condition this winter
Asthma attacks and other symptoms of asthma can become more prevalent and severe during the winter months. Find out how to help prevent your symptoms from worsening...

Health service opening hours for Christmas and New year
As preparations for Christmas continue, people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being advised to take note of opening hours for GP practices, pharmacies, dentists and urgent care centres over the festive period...

Book an appointment to see a pharmacist through NHS 111
A new scheme has been introduced in the East Midlands to enable people calling the NHS 111 help line to have appointments booked with a local pharmacist this winter...

Chose self care this winter 

One of the best ways to take care of yourself this winter is to make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked...

Keep antibiotics working
Antibiotics are medicines that treat bacterial infections by killing or preventing the spread of infections. They are not prescribed for viral infections such as colds or flu... 

Protect yourself against flu
Protect yourself from the flu this winter by getting the flu jab as soon as possible. It is free for those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu...

Feeling under the weather? Think NHS 111 
NHS 111 is a free helpline provided by the NHS which is operated by fully trained advisers 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

Take steps to avoid getting sick this winter
Cold and flu are easily spread through coughs and sneezes which release germs which can live on hands and other surfaces for 24 hours. The best way to avoid getting sick is to make sure you wash your hands properly...