Heatwave Plan 2012 published
The plan also includes a companion document, ‘Making the Case’, which contains much of the information previously in the main Heatwave Plan and updates information about the likelihood of heatwaves in the future and long term planning in light of the recent UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: Government Report
There is also significant mention of Long Term Planning, as recent Government assessments have suggested that summers are going to get hotter in the future. Coordinated long-term planning between agencies to protect people and infrastructure from the effects of severe hot weather and thus reduce excess summer illness and death is essential. In the future this could involve health and wellbeing boards and, could be considered within Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs).