Winter news, advice and blogs

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 the NHS website.

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.37am on Wednesday 22 January 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9.00 am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.56am on Monday 20 January 2020 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Monday 20 January and 9.00am on Wednesday 22 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 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.47am on Friday 17 January 2020 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 6.00pm on Sunday 19 January and 6.00pm on Tuesday 21 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 […]

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England’s top doctor slams ‘exploitative’ party drips

So-called ‘party drips’ are ineffective and potentially harmful, said England’s top doctor today, as he criticised companies for peddling fake health remedies to the public. As the public gets ready for New Year’s Eve, the NHS’ medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, warns the public of the dangers of these drips, and called on companies and […]

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‘Slim chance of success’ with quick-fix diets, warns England’s top doctor

As people start to think about making New Year’s resolutions, England’s most senior doctor has today warned against trying quick-fix diets and high street remedies that are “too good to be true”. After festive excesses, many people try to turn over a new leaf with pledges to lose weight, exercise more and drink less in […]

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New advice released to support those with eating disorders at Christmas

The NHS and leading eating disorder charity Beat have drawn up new guidance to help people of all ages suffering with an illness and their families cope over the festive season. The Christmas period can be an extremely difficult time of year, with increased emphasis on food and drink during the party season placing an […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 12.36pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 12 midday on 18 December 2019 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.04am on Monday 16 December 2019 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Monday 16 December and 12.00 midday on Wednesday 18 December 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 […]

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Public urged to act fast to avoid festive flu

England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period. While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year – the call to action from Professor […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.57am on Thursday 5 December 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3.00pm on 5 December 2019 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

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