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Temperature: Health Hazards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 38714, tabled on 18 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans he has in place to support the health needs of people during periods of extreme heat.

Answered on

26 July 2022

The health and social care system has well-established contingency plans in place to respond to increasing temperatures, through the ‘Heatwave Plan for England’ and National Health Service hot weather plans. The Heatwave Plan for England outlines how individuals and organisations can reduce health risks and includes specific measures to protect at-risk groups.