Winter news and guidance

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.

Extra £150 million to ease winter pressures

A further £150 million will be distributed around England to help hospitals maintain their A&E services over winter. This is in addition to the £250 million targeted to the most at-risk areas in September. The distribution of the extra £150 million will include those communities that are not deemed the most at-risk, to bolster and […]

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NHS England launches winter health check

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 […]

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Cold Weather Plan

Public Health England has published the Cold Weather Plan for England for 2013. The plan aims to prevent avoidable harm to health, by alerting people to the negative health effects of cold weather, and enabling them to prepare and respond appropriately. The Plan, developed in partnership with NHS England, the Local Government Association and the […]

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PHE’s national seasonal flu campaign

PHE’s national seasonal flu campaign launches this week, encouraging uptake of the flu vaccine amongst the most at-risk groups. The campaign is particularly aimed at adults (under 65) and parents of children (4-17) with long term health conditions and pregnant women. For the first time we are also targeting parents of 2-3 year olds encouraging […]

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NHS CB supports Blackpool Hospitals’ flu video!

Communications assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lee Rayner created a video to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccinations and encourage all staff to get the inoculation to help protect patients and visitors and help to ensure services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the winter months. But what he did was […]

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