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 8.51am on Saturday 19 February 2022. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on 19 February 2022 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website. Find out about staying well this winter.

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NHS weekly winter operational update for the week ending 13 February 2022

NHS National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis said: “NHS staff remain busy in what continues to be a long winter, with 111 calls answered at a five week high and hundreds more patients taken to A&E compared to the previous week. “Despite ongoing seasonal pressures, NHS staff continue to step up focusing their efforts on […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 11.17am on Wednesday 16 February 2022 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between midnight on Friday 18 February and 9am on Saturday 19 February 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 8.46am on Monday 24 January 2022. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on 24 January 2022 until further notice More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website. Find out about staying well this winter.

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.49am on Friday 21 January 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 9am on Friday 21 January and 9am on Wednesday 26 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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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.00am on Tuesday 18 January 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00pm on Wednesday 19 January and 9.00am on Sunday 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 well this winter. […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.16am on Monday 17 January 2022. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am 17 January 2022 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website. Find out about staying well this winter.

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 9.05am on Friday 14 January 2022 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Thursday 13 January and 9am on Monday 17 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 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.56am on Thursday 13 January 2022 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Thursday 13 January and 9am on Monday 17 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 8.55 am on Tuesday 11 January 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Thursday 13 January and 9am on Monday 17 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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