Cold Weather Plan for England 2012 published
The Cold Weather Plan aims to prepare for the effects of winter weather on people’s health.
It provides advice for individuals, communities and agencies on how to prepare for and respond to severe cold weather. And it is supported by a Met Office cold weather alert service that starts on 1 November and runs until the end of March 2013.
The plan is part of a wider suite of measures that the Department of Health, NHS, Health Protection Agency and the Met Office are taking to protect individuals and communities from the effects of severe winter weather.
Read the letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Director of Nursing, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, and the Deputy NHS Chief Executive announcing the launch of this year’s Cold Weather Plan.
Read the Cold Weather Plan 2012 and accompanying guidance:
Cold Weather Plan for England 2012
Supporting the Case
A series of easy-to-use ‘action cards’ have been published for use by organisations, staff and the public.
They summarise the information in the action tables in Section 3 of the Cold Weather Plan and are meant to provide a quick ready-reckoner to see at a glance the actions which are suggested for different cold weather alert levels:
Action Card for Health, Social Care and Local Authorities: Commissioners
Action Card for Health, Social Care and Local Authorities: Providers
Action Card for Health, Social Care and Community Professional Staff
Action Card for GPs and Primary Care Teams
Action Card for Community and Voluntary Sector
Action Card for Individuals