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.

Chief Medical Officer: final Winterwatch message this season

Professor Dame Sally Davies - Interim Chief Medical Officer

As spring is on its way, this will be the final Winterwatch this season. Data collection from the NHS about the number of patients with confirmed or suspected flu in critical care, and NHS emergency and urgent care data, has … Continue reading

Winter health data – 3 March 2011

This week’s data. People with flu-like illnesses Flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – continues to decline and is now circulating at very low levels. More detailed information on flu-like activity … Continue reading

NHS emergency and urgent care – 25 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 bed … Continue reading