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 8.24am on Tuesday 3 April 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3 April 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

Forecast Issued on Saturday, 31 March 2018 at 08:07 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and snow between 0000 on Sunday 01 Apr and 0900 on Tuesday 03 Apr in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 09.36am on Tuesday 29 March 2018 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and some snow between 12.00am on Sunday 1 April and 3.00pm on Tuesday 3 April in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.48am on Tuesday 20 March 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 20 March 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 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.27am on Tuesday 15 March 2018 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather and locally heavy snow between 9.00pm on Friday 16 March and 9.00am on Tuesday 20 March 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 09.56am on Tuesday 13 March 2018 There is a 70% probability of cold weather/heavy snow between 9.00am on Friday 16 March and 9.00am on Monday 19 March 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 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 9.03am on Wednesday 7 March 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 7 March 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 8.54am on Wednesday 5 March 2018 There is a 60% probability of cold weather, icy conditions and snow between 9.00am on Monday 5 March and 9.00am on Wednesday 7 March in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more […]

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NHS Chief Executive praises NHS snow heroes

NHS staff walk miles in snow, dig vehicles out of drifts and sleep in hospitals. Simon Stevens today praised heroic NHS staff for defying arctic conditions that have brought Britain to a standstill to ensure patient care has continued uninterrupted. NHS England’s Chief Executive, said: “In these adverse circumstances NHS staff have taken extraordinary measures […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.08am on Friday 2 March 2018 There is a 99 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9.00am on Friday 2 March and 9.00am on Monday 5 March in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out […]

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