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 12.36pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 12 midday on 18 December 2019 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 9.04am on Monday 16 December 2019 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Monday 16 December and 12.00 midday on Wednesday 18 December 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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Public urged to act fast to avoid festive flu

England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period. While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year – the call to action from Professor […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.57am on Thursday 5 December 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3.00pm on 5 December 2019 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

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NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week. Top medics are concerned about the spread of the winter vomiting bug this year […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.10am on Monday 2 December 2019 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00am on Tuesday 3 December and 9.00am on Thursday 5 December 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 9.06am on Wednesday 27 November 2019 There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather between midnight on Friday 29 November and 9.00am on Monday 2 December 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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Let’s do our duty: Top nurse leads NHS staff flu jab drive

England’s most senior nurse has called on the NHS’ million-plus frontline workers to protect themselves and their patients this year by taking up their free flu jab. Ruth May, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, is spearheading this year’s drive to ensure that as many NHS staff as possible get vaccinated against seasonal flu – […]

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 9.12am on Wednesday 20 November 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 12 midday on 20 November 2019 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 8.44am on Monday 18 November 2019 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Monday 18 November and 12.00pm on Wednesday 20 November 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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