The NHS continues to experience significant pressure due to a range of reasons including high demand, dealing with Covid-19 and challenges discharging patients from hospital.
In anticipation of a challenging winter for the NHS and social care services, NHS England has announced additional measures to boost capacity, support staff and provide better care for patients at home.
Our winter resilience plans include introducing extra hospital beds, more 111 and 999 call handlers, rapid response teams for home falls and 24/7 “healthcare traffic control centres” to oversee services across each area.
It is important the public know what they need to do to keep well. Information on how to keep well and where to get expert advice can be found on the nhs.uk website – how to stay well this winter.