The Department, with Public Health England and NHS England, has developed annual Cold Weather Plans for England since 2011. The 2013 Cold Weather Plan for England was published on
The Department, working with Public Health England and NHS England, is urging people who are offered the flu vaccine, including those who are most at risk, and all two and three-year-olds (as of
The Department is also investing £500 million in NHS England over the next two years to make sure that accident and emergency departments are prepared for the inevitable winter pressures.
The Department works with other Government Departments and local government to reduce the health impacts of cold weather, demonstrated in the 'Get Ready For Winter' website, hosted by the Met Office, which contains advice on all aspects of winter preparedness.