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Cold weather plan for England 2014 ; Protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather

Creator:

Public Health England

Subject Keywords: Cold weather ; fuel poverty
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Guideline
Region: England
Description:

Practical things we can all do to minimise the risk to our health this winter, are spelled out in the 2014 Cold Weather Plan for England.

It is estimated that every year there are more than 25,000 excess winter deaths in England, many of which are preventable. The plan, which is published by Public Health England, the Local Government Association and NHS England, offers advice that people can take, before and during the winter, to reduce the risks to health.

The plan urges everyone to consider how their homes can be better insulated and kept warm, to make sure heating systems are routinely checked and as flu circulates during the winter, encourages those eligible for a flu jab, to have it.

Date:

22/10/2014

DOI:

10.14655/743983-812560

Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Public Health England. (2014) Cold weather plan for England 2014 ; Protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/812560 [Accessed: 13th November 2019].

  

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