The Cold Weather Plan for England 2014 has been updated by Public Health England (PHE). In addition to the main reports / guides, there is a range of supporting quick-reference documentation, including action cards based on the plan for different target readerships, a covering letter of introduction and a summary.
Cold weather plan for England 2014. London: Public Health England, October 24th 2014.
The main report:
Cold Weather Plan for England 2014: protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather. London: Public Health England, October 22nd 2014.
The public health rationale:
Cold Weather Plan for England. Making the case: why long-term strategic planning for cold weather is essential to health and wellbeing. London: Public Health England, October 20th 2014.
A systematic review of the literature:
Wookey, M. (2014). Minimum home temperature thresholds for health in winter: a systematic literature review. London: Public Health England, October 22nd 2014.
Mild Winters Bring Lower Winter Mortality
The Office for National Statistics has estimated there were 18,200 excess Winter deaths during the mild 2013-14 Winter season; this represents the lowest number since 1950-51 when records began. 14,000 of these excess Winter deaths involved the over-75s.
Gallagher, J. (2014). Lowest ever winter deaths recorded. London: BBC Health News, November 28th 2014.