Guidance

Cold Weather Plan for England 2012

The Cold Weather Plan gives advice on preparation for the effects of winter weather on people’s health.

Documents

Cold Weather Plan for England 2012

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Cold Weather Plan for England 2012 - large print

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Cold Weather Plan for England 2012 - easy read

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Supporting the Case

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Equality Analysis

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Action Card for Health, Social Care and Local Authorities: Commissioners

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Action Card for Health, Social Care and Local Authorities: Providers

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Action Card for Health, Social Care and Community Professional Staff

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Action Card for GPs and Primary Care Teams

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Action Card for Community and Voluntary Sector

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Action Card for Individuals (PDF, 439K)

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Detail

The Cold Weather Plan aims to prepare for the effects of winter weather on people’s health.

It provides advice for individuals, communities and agencies on how to prepare for and respond to severe cold weather. And it is supported by a Met Office cold weather alert service that starts on 1 November and runs until the end of March 2013.

The plan is part of a  wider suite of measures that the Department of Health, NHS, Health Protection Agency and the Met Office are taking to protect individuals and communities from the effects of severe winter weather.

Read the letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Director of Nursing, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, and the Deputy NHS Chief Executive announcing the launch of this year’s Cold Weather Plan.

A series of easy-to-use ‘action cards’ have been published for use by organisations, staff and the public. They summarise the information in the action tables in Section 3 of the Cold Weather Plan and are meant to provide a quick ready-reckoner to see at a glance the actions which are suggested for different cold weather alert levels.

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