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Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: Quality Standard, Health service, Winter mortality, Cardiovascular health, Mental health, Cold
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers preventing excess winter deaths and health problems associated with cold homes. It includes people of all ages, and takes into account that some people are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the cold, such as people with cardiovascular or mental health conditions, young children and older people. For more information see the preventing excess winter deaths topic overview.

NICE quality standards focus on aspects of health and social care that are commissioned locally. Areas of national policy, such as winter fuel allowances, grants and energy pricing are therefore not covered by this quality standard.

Date:

01/03/2016

Rights: © NICE
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). (2016) Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/972593 [Accessed: 20th November 2019].

  

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