A hospital trust is urging people to keep warm this winter to stop cold related illness and deaths.

Staff at Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals are raising awareness of the 'keep warm, keep well' campaign, with advise on how to stay well in winter.

Temperatures are set to dip further next week, with staff also on hand to offer advice on what financial support is available.

Tips include insulating homes, getting a flu jab and making sure people wrap up warm.

Dr Martin Stockwell, medical director of the trust, said: "Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes or pneumonia. 

"So by staying warm, we can help ourselves to stay healthy and well."

There are 25,000 to 30,000 winter related deaths in UK, which are often related to long term illnesses such as asthma.

For more information visit nhs.uk/keepwarmkeepwell