Winterwatch brings you regular updates about: how the NHS is coping with the increased demands of the cold winter months, levels of flu-like illness and uptake of flu vaccination.

Weekly flu information – 6 December 2012

People with flu-like illness Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 48 (ending 2 December, 2012), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 6 December 2012

NHS emergency and urgent care – 2 Dec 2012

A&E diverts There were 23 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 2 December 2012. An A&E divert is an agreed temporary diversion of some patients from one hospital to other A&E Departments to provide temporary respite. A divert … Read more → – NHS emergency and urgent care – 2 Dec 2012

Weekly flu information – 29 Nov 2012

People with flu-like illness Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 47 (ending 25 November, 2012), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 29 Nov 2012

NHS emergency and urgent care – 25 Nov 2012

A&E diverts There were 11 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 25 November 2012. An A&E divert is an agreed temporary diversion of some patients from one hospital to other A&E Departments to provide temporary respite. A divert … Read more → – NHS emergency and urgent care – 25 Nov 2012

Weekly flu information – 22 Nov 2012

People with flu-like illness Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 46 (ending 18 November, 2012), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 22 Nov 2012

NHS emergency and urgent care – 18 Nov 2012

A&E diverts There were 19 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 18 November 2012. An A&E divert is an agreed temporary diversion of some patients from one hospital to other A&E Departments to provide temporary respite. A divert … Read more → – NHS emergency and urgent care – 18 Nov 2012

Weekly flu information – 15 Nov 2012

People with flu-like illness Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 45 (ending 11 November, 2012), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 15 Nov 2012