Heatwave plan for England launched
A new heatwave guidance aimed at reducing harm from severe heat and heatwaves, has been launched by Public Health England and NHS England.
The Plan aims to provide guidance on preparing for and dealing with a heatwave, and is particularly aimed at the most vulnerable people in society.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health & Social Care said:
"The purpose of this heatwave plan is to reduce summer deaths and illness by raising public awareness and triggering actions in the NHS, public health, social care and other community and voluntary organisations to support people who have health, housing or economic circumstances that increase their vulnerability to heat. Communities can also help their neighbours, friends and relatives to protect against avoidable harm to health this summer."
Read the full guide here