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 NHS Choices.

NHS leaders unveil action to boost flu vaccination and manage winter pressures

NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

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Cold weather alert: level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on 3 March until further notice. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the weather alert are available […]

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Cold weather alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Wednesday 1 March and 9am on Saturday 4 March in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the […]

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Cold weather alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Monday 27 February and 9am on Wednesday 1 March in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the […]

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Cold weather alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

There is a 60% probability of icy conditions and heavy snow between 9am on Thursday 23 Feb and 9am on Saturday 25 Feb in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the […]

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Cold weather alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 9am on Monday 13 February and 9am on Tuesday 14 February in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the weather alert […]

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Current alert level: level 3 – cold weather action

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 3pm on Wednesday 8 February and 9am on Monday 13 February in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the weather alert […]

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Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

There is a 80% probability of severe cold weather between 9am on Monday 6 February and 9am on Saturday 11 February in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the weather alert […]

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