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.

NHS thanks staff for record winter performance

NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter, according to official figures published today. The hard work of frontline staff combined with ongoing improvements to how the NHS provides care meant over 380,000 more patients were treated within four hours in Accident and Emergency (A&E) than […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.49am on Monday 4 February 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 4 February 2019 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

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No snow day for NHS workers

NHS staff are walking miles in snow, digging vehicles out of drifts and sleeping in hospitals to ensure patients continue to get the care they need. England’s top doctor and nurse praised NHS staff across the country for going to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to ensure they are ‘there to care’ for patients in the face of […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.51am on Friday 1 February 2019 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9.00am on Friday 1 February and 9.00am on Monday 4 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 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 12.23pm on Thursday 31 January 2019 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/snow between 2.00pm on Thursday 31 January and 9.00am on Friday 1 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 well […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8.54am on Monday 28 January 2019 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9.00am on Monday 28 January and 9.00am on Friday 1 February 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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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.40am on Friday 25 January 2019 There is a 80 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and some snow showers between 9.00am on Sunday 27 January and 6.00pm on Wednesday 30 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 8.41am 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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