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 – 21 Feb 2013

People with flu-like illness Indicators of flu activity across England continue to show that flu is circulating. Current estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is within the normal … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 21 Feb 2013

NHS emergency and urgent care – 21 Feb 2013

A&E diverts There were 24 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 17 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 – 21 Feb 2013

Weekly flu information – 14 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 6 (ending 10 February, 2013), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 14 Feb 2013

NHS emergency and urgent care – 14 Feb 2013

A&E diverts There were 24 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 10 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 – 14 Feb 2013

NHS emergency and urgent care – 7 Feb 2013

A&E diverts There were 29 A&E diverts in place during the week ending 3 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 – 7 Feb 2013

Weekly flu information – 7 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 5 (ending 3 February, 2013), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information – 7 Feb 2013

Weekly flu information 31 – Jan 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 4 (ending 27 January, 2013), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness … Read more → – Weekly flu information 31 – Jan 2013