The NHS is currently working on updating its missions and procedures of operations before and during heat-health alerts. The Heatwave Plan for England will be amended in accordance with the latest modifications. Please ensure you have the latest version.
The content of the Heatwave Plan for England generally remains unchanged for summer 2022.
To reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat, the plan gives advice to:
- the NHS, local authorities, social care and other public agencies
- professionals working with people at risk
- individuals, local communities and voluntary groups
Documents supporting the Heatwave Plan for England were previously published by Public Health England and can still be accessed. These include:
The Heatwave Plan for England is underpinned by the Heat-Health Watch Alert Service commissioned by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and operated by the Met Office.
The content of these alerts is aimed at health and social care organisations and other professionals that work with individuals or communities who may be affected by hot weather.