Adverse Weather and Health Plan
The Adverse Weather and Health Plan aims to protect individuals and communities from the health effects of adverse weather and to build community resilience.
Applies to England
The Adverse Weather and Health Plan (AWHP) builds on existing measures taken by the UK government, its agencies, NHS England and local authorities. The Plan outlines key areas where the public sector, independent sector, voluntary sector, health and social care organisations and local communities can work together to maintain and improve integrated arrangements for planning and response to deliver the best outcomes possible during adverse weather.
The Plan brings together and builds on the previous Heatwave Plan for England and the Cold Weather Plan for England.
The Plan is underpinned by:
- supporting evidence, that underlines the activities and scientific evidence that support the Plan
- guidance and support materials
- the Weather-Health Alerts (heat and cold), developed in partnership with the Met Office
Flooding: health guidance and advice
Last updated 10 May 2023 + show all updates
Updated AWHP, supporting evidence and user guide.