Tag Archives: Cold Weather Plan for England 2013

Reducing Excess Winter Deaths and Illnesses Associated With Cold Homes: Guideline Consultation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has raised draft guidance on how to reduce deaths and illnesses among elderly people in winter. The advice also covers other groups vulnerable to the cold, including people with respiratory … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2012/13 (ONS / NHS Choices)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate an estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13; representing a 29% increase compared with the previous winter. The Department of Health has linked the excess … Continue reading

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Winter Friends Pledge (NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS Winter Friends campaign hopes to encourage 100,000 people to sign the NHS Winter Friends Pledge. This involves making a small commitment to take some time this winter to enquire after the wellbeing of an elderly friend or neighbour occasionally, and to make … Continue reading

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Keep Warm Keep Well (Public Health England)

Summary The “Keep Warm Keep Well” document has been updated, as it is a part of Public Health England’s Cold Weather Plan aiming to protect health and reduce harm from severe cold. This guide offers advice for families and carers … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Plan for England 2013 (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has urged people to keep their homes well heated this winter. Living rooms should be 21C (70F) and other home areas 18C (65F) to avoid potentially fatal health problems. Read more: BBC News: Campaigners urge David Cameron … Continue reading

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