winter

Cold weather alert

Current alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Issued at: 0926 on Fri 8 Jan 2016 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Monday 11 Jan and 0900 on Thursday 14 Jan in parts of England. More details about the weather alert are available on the MET Office website.

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Help your doctor this winter by helping yourself – Dr Mo Dewji

NHS England’s National Clinical lead for Primary Care explains how we can all help ourselves to Stay Well This Winter: The Indian summer and mild November days have given way to wild and windy storms. With the rain and biting cold gales comes a wish to curl up with the winter viruses and counting off […]

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Helping the elderly can also help the NHS this winter

People have been urged to help the frail and elderly this winter and, in doing so, help take the pressure off frontline NHS services. The call comes from Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s Director for Acute Care, who is leading the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. Professor Willett is helping to drive home the messages […]

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Tackling loneliness helps pensioners and the NHS this winter – Keith Willett

Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s Director for Acute Care, who is leading the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. Millions of pensioners sadly will endure a lonely and cheerless Christmas this year and indeed spend many long winter’s days alone. According to recent research for the charity Age UK, as many as 60 per cent, or […]

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Inaction on social isolation will hit frontline NHS – Mervyn Kohler

Age UK’s External Affairs Adviser explains why there must be a full response to helping the elderly this winter: Loneliness seems to be rising. More older people cite loneliness as part of their lives; more surveys indicate the scale of its incidence. The latest, from Age UK, shows that 60% of over 65s won’t find […]

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Cold weather alert

Following the launch of the Cold Weather Plan for England on 15 October 2015, the Met Office will be releasing cold weather alerts from 1 November. In line with this, the current alert is at Level 1. This is the standard alert level that is in force from 1 November to 31 March and indicates […]

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Stay Well This Winter campaign takes to the road

The Stay Well This Winter campaign goes on the road today as it drives home vital messages to the public. The campaign is aimed at helping people prepare against the onset of winter and to raise awareness among those in key risk groups – such as the frail and elderly and those with long term […]

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Winter health check – 6 March 2015

This summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check –  6 March 2015

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Winter health check – 27 February 2015

This summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check – 27 February 2015

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