The Heatwave Plan for England was developed to raise public and professional awareness of the health impacts of hot weather. The plan is an important component of overall emergency planning and provides advice for professionals, organisations, communities and individuals to enable them to plan for and respond to hot weather.
The plan recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to heat for:
• the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
• professionals working with people at risk
•individuals, community and voluntary sector
A focus of the Heatwave campaign is to encourage people to look out for others including older people, people with long term health conditions and young children.
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