Heatwave plan for England

Here is the Heatwave plan for England by Public Health England.

A document can be downloaded below.


As we approach summer, this letter is intended to draw your attention to the Heatwave plan for England (background Annexe 1). No changes have been made to the plan this year, apart from removing the calendar year from the title, amending broken links, and reflecting new NHS England structures. This plan will remain in place until further notice. The following documents are available online at: http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england:  the Heatwave plan for England  Making the Case: why long-term strategic planning for heatwaves is essential for health and wellbeing  three information pamphlets containing action cards for easy use by organisations, staff and the public  existing advice on looking after children in school and early year’s settings now in a stand-alone leaflet  easy read version Page 2 of 4 Recommended next steps The plan is a good practice guide and the actions denoted within it are illustrative. There are five key messages we recommend to all local areas: 1. All local organisations should consider this document and satisfy themselves that the suggested actions and heat-health watch alerts are understood across the system, and that local plans are adapted as appropriate to the local context. Local health resilience partnerships (LHRPs) may wish to use the plan to review their own heatwave plans 2. NHS, social care and local authority commissioners, together with local resilience forums and LHRPs, should satisfy themselves that the distribution of heat-health watch alerts will reach those that need to take action 3. NHS, social care and local authority commissioners should satisfy themselves that providers and stakeholders take appropriate action according to the Heat-Health Watch level in place and their professional judgements, noting the dates of Ramadan Thursday 18 June to 18 July 2015 (approximately) when many Muslims will be fasting during daylight hours 4. Opportunities should be taken for closer partnership working with the voluntary and community sector to help reduce vulnerability and to support the planning and response to heatwaves. This should include organisations with remits that are not specifically related to health and social care, since their engagement can help to communicate messages, provide additional resources, and identify and engage vulnerable people, who may not be already linked into statutory services 5. Long-term planning and commissioning to reduce heat-related harm, in view of the evidence on climate change is considered core business by health and wellbeing boards and included in joint strategic needs assessments and joint health and wellbeing strategies where appropriate

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