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Mental Health Services: Temperature

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 40873, tabled on 20 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans his Department has in place for emergency mental health provisions during periods of extreme heat.

Answered on

5 September 2022

The National Health Service has existing contingency plans for a range of scenarios, and patients seeking care or medical advice can continue to do so, including in periods of extreme heat. Guidance for health and social care professionals on supporting vulnerable people during heatwaves is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/supporting-vulnerable-people-before-and-during-a-heatwave-for-health-and-social-care-professionals