NHS England today launches its Winter Health Check with senior clinicians urging people to take early advice on health problems.
The advice is particularly aimed at those who are very young, the elderly and frail or those who have existing health problems.
A key way of addressing this winter’s pressures on hospital A&E departments is to encourage the prevention and early treatment of illnesses, particularly breathing problems.
Today NHS England will publish the first of its weekly updates on how the NHS is handling winter, giving the public better information than has previously been available.
Advice on how the public can help themselves keep well will be given throughout the winter.