Woman sneezingWinterwatch brings you regular updates about how the NHS is coping with the increased demands of the cold winter months and practical advice from the Chief Medical Officer to help keep the public well.

NHS emergency and urgent care – 18 February 2011

This data completes the information published yesterday and is in addition to the seasonal flu data. The following data has been repeated from yesterday so we can provide the complete NHS emergency and urgent care data: A&E diverts A&E closures … Continue reading

Chief Medical Officer: advice for older people on avoiding falls

Professor Dame Sally Davies - Interim Chief Medical Officer

With the crocuses and snowdrops in bloom, spring must be just around the corner. After the severe weather conditions we faced this winter, this is good news. If indeed we have seen the last of the wintry weather for now, … Continue reading