Temperature: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th July 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

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.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

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