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This year, the NHS expects to face more than one "double pandemic" during the winter months, with forecasts suggesting respiratory infections could occupy up to half of the country's hospital beds.
According to Sky News, Britain's Health Authority is preparing to what it called "war rooms", as the country prepares for "the worst winter in history".
Under the government's winter preparation plan, which aims to help the health authority acclimatize during the colder months, 24/7 "Care Traffic Monitoring Centers" are expected to be established in each locality.
The centers will be run by teams of doctors and experts, who will manage their operation across England by constantly keeping track of the number of beds available and who attends hospital.
It is hoped that the centers will facilitate easier and faster decision-making, such as whether hospitals need extra help or if ambulances need to be diverted.
This will be the first time that a system for evaluating all activities and performance has been used within the NHS.
Rapid response teams are also being set up to help people who have fallen into their homes across the country to prevent unnecessary trips to hospitals.
This comes at a time when the NHS expects the country to experience a "very difficult winter", with the spread of respiratory infections, including Covid-19, influenza and pneumonia.
Recent studies have predicted that such health issues could occupy up to half of the NHS's household throughout the already busy season.