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 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.41am on Monday 21 January 2019 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and mostly hill snow between 9.00am on Monday 21 January and 9.00am on Friday 25 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.54am on Friday 18 January 2019 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather between 6.00am on Friday 18 January and 9.00am on Wednesday 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 […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.20am on Tuesday 15 January 2019 There is an 80 per cent probability of severe cold weather between 6.00am on Friday 18 January and 6.00am on Monday 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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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 6.31am on Sunday 6 January 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 6 January 6.00am 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 8.55am on Friday 4 January 2019 There is a 60 per cent probability of severe cold weather between 3.00pm on Thursday 3 January and 00:00am on Sunday 06 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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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Valid until 5 January 2019 There is a 60 per cent probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Thursday 3 January and 00:00am on Saturday 05 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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NHS funds ‘drunk tanks’ to ease Christmas pressure on A&E and 999

NHS England will help fund so-called ‘drunk tanks’ to take the pressure off hospital and 999 services over Christmas and New Year, chief executive Simon Stevens announced today. Supervised areas where revellers who have over-indulged can be checked over and even sleep it off, rather than being taken to casualty or monitored by the police, […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.20am on Monday 17 December 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 17 December 9.00am 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 8.59am on Thursday 13 December 2018 There is a 70 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and snow between 6.00am on Friday 14 December and 9:00am on Monday 17 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 1.34pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018 There is a 70 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and snow between 6.00am on Friday 14 December and 11:59pm on Saturday 15 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. […]

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