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Health Services: Temperature

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 36078, tabled on 13 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that NHS services are available to vulnerable people, in the context of the Met Office extreme heat warning.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

2 August 2022

The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) ‘Heatwave Plan for England’ provides guidance for the National Health Service and other professional bodies to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat, including for vulnerable people. The UKHSA and the Met Office issue heat alerts to relevant health and social care professionals, providing advance warning of high temperatures to ensure that the impact of heat on people's health is minimised.

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