Winter news and advice

NHS England’s winter news, advice from Clinical Directors and blogs can be found here.

It is important the public know what they need to do to keep well and advice on how to keep well and where to get expert advice will be given throughout the winter and can be found on NHS Choices.

NHS sets out package of measures to boost capacity ahead of winter

The NHS will today set out steps to rapidly boost capacity and resilience, including through increasing bed availability and staff numbers, ahead of the busy winter period. Health chiefs will outline plans to prepare local services for additional pressure, by creating the equivalent of 7,000 more beds through a mixture of new hospital beds, ‘virtual […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 11.17am on Wednesday 16 February 2022 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between midnight on Friday 18 February and 9am on Saturday 19 February in parts of England.   This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.49am on Friday 21 January 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 9am on Friday 21 January and 9am on Wednesday 26 January in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.00am on Tuesday 18 January 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00pm on Wednesday 19 January and 9.00am on Sunday 23 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 9.05am on Friday 14 January 2022 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Thursday 13 January and 9am on Monday 17 January in parts of England.   This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.56am on Thursday 13 January 2022 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Thursday 13 January and 9am on Monday 17 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]

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