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 Plan

Public Health England has published the Cold Weather Plan for England for 2013. The plan aims to prevent avoidable harm to health, by alerting people to the negative health effects of cold weather, and enabling them to prepare and respond appropriately. The Plan, developed in partnership with NHS England, the Local Government Association and the […]

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PHE’s national seasonal flu campaign

PHE’s national seasonal flu campaign launches this week, encouraging uptake of the flu vaccine amongst the most at-risk groups. The campaign is particularly aimed at adults (under 65) and parents of children (4-17) with long term health conditions and pregnant women. For the first time we are also targeting parents of 2-3 year olds encouraging […]

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NHS England welcomes £250m funding to help ease winter pressures

NHS England has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that local health and care systems are to receive £250m to ensure the NHS is better prepared for winter. The money will be targeted at local systems which will benefit the most from the extra funding.  NHS England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the […]

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NHS CB supports Blackpool Hospitals’ flu video!

Communications assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lee Rayner created a video to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccinations and encourage all staff to get the inoculation to help protect patients and visitors and help to ensure services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the winter months. But what he did was […]

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