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.

Helping the elderly can also help the NHS this winter

People have been urged to help the frail and elderly this winter and, in doing so, help take the pressure off frontline NHS services. The call comes from Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s Director for Acute Care, who is leading the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. Professor Willett is helping to drive home the messages […]

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Tackling loneliness helps pensioners and the NHS this winter

Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s Director for Acute Care, who is leading the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. Millions of pensioners sadly will endure a lonely and cheerless Christmas this year and indeed spend many long winter’s days alone. According to recent research for the charity Age UK, as many as 60 per cent, or […]

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Stars and celebrities back NHS winter campaign

Some of Britain’s favourite and best known TV stars and celebrities have backed this year’s NHS winter campaign. Stay Well This Winter – a joint initiative between NHS England and Public Health England – drives home key messages to the public which it is hoped will help take the pressure off frontline services. Alan Davies, […]

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Winter messages highlighted at Self Care Conference

Tim Kelsey will today drive home important messages for the public as part of the high profile Stay Well This Winter campaign. NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information will highlight the need for people to help the NHS this winter by taking care of themselves and others when he addresses the Annual Self […]

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Cold weather alert

Following the launch of the Cold Weather Plan for England on 15 October 2015, the Met Office will be releasing cold weather alerts from 1 November. In line with this, the current alert is at Level 1. This is the standard alert level that is in force from 1 November to 31 March and indicates […]

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Stay Well This Winter campaign takes to the road

The Stay Well This Winter campaign goes on the road today as it drives home vital messages to the public. The campaign is aimed at helping people prepare against the onset of winter and to raise awareness among those in key risk groups – such as the frail and elderly and those with long term […]

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Annual flu immunisation plan and letter 2015/16 published

Public Health England along with the Department of Health and NHS England have today published the Annual Flu Plan and Letter for 2015/16. The Plan will aid the development of robust and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergency planners within the NHS and local government. It provides the public and healthcare professionals with […]

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Winter health check – 13 March 2015

This summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check –  13 March 2015 (document is available on our archived website).

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Winter health check – 6 March 2015

This summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check –  6 March 2015 (document is available on our archived website).

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