Policy paper

Heatwave plan for England 2013

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The Heatwave Plan for England is a plan intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health.

Documents

The heatwave plan for England 2013

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Cover letter: Heatwave plan for England 2013

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Making the case: the impact of heat of heat on health - now and in the future

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Advice for health and social care professionals: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave

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Advice for care home managers and staff: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave

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Looking after yourself and others during hot weather

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Equality analysis heatwave plan for England 2013

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Detail

The Heatwave Plan for England aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups