My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and his Ministers meet with a variety of stakeholders on a regular basis, as do staff in the Department.
The Operational Pressures Escalation Level framework is a useful tool that may be used locally to monitor operational pressures. NHS England, however, uses a wider and more in depth number of data sources through winter to help monitor performance and ensure appropriate responses to specific pressures. These include information on bed availability and occupancy, cancelled operations, accident and emergency waits, ambulance performance and delayed transfers of care. In addition, winter daily situation reports are also collected from acute trusts across the country each weekday and indicate where there are any winter pressures. These are published on a weekly basis.
Winter daily situation reports are published by NHS England and can accessed here: