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.

Final Winterwatch update of the season

As spring is on its way, this will be the final Winterwatch update this season. We published the data collection from the NHS about the number of patients with confirmed or suspected flu in critical care on 21 March 2013. … Read more → – Final Winterwatch update of the season

Weekly flu information – 21 Mar 2013

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 11 (ending 17 March), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 21 Mar 2013

Weekly flu information – 14 Mar 2013

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 10 (ending 10 March), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 14 Mar 2013

Weekly flu information – 7 Mar 2013

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 9 (ending 3 March), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 7 Mar 2013

NHS emergency and urgent care – 7 Mar 2013

Daily winter reporting for 2012/13 ended on 28 February 2013. A&E diverts There were 20 A&E diverts in place during the 4 days to the 28 February 2013. An A&E divert is an agreed temporary diversion of some patients from … Read more → – NHS emergency and urgent care – 7 Mar 2013

Weekly flu information – 28 Feb 2013

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 8 (ending 24 February), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 28 Feb 2013

NHS emergency and urgent care – 28 Feb 2013

A&E diverts There were 32 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 24 February 2013. 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 – 28 Feb 2013