Partner Event to be held on
04 July 2019
Public Health England, Colindale
When dealing with the effects of hot weather and heatwaves, our emergency response tends to work well. However, the data tell us that the most severe impacts on human health tend to occur outside of alert periods, suggesting that to protect vulnerable people, the focus needs to shift to year-round engagement and behaviour change.
This event, part of London Climate Action Week, brought together colleagues from public health, resilience, NHS acute trusts and primary care, adult social care, local government, and the voluntary sector support community to consider how we currently manage heat and how we can enable people to be safe when the temperature rises.
See the presentations (coming soon):
Health impacts of hot weather – Ross Thompson, PHE
The Director of Public Health’s Role in System Leadership for Heatwave Planning – Dr. Louise Dibsdall, London Borough of Havering
London’s Strategic Coordination Arrangements for a Heat-Health Emergency – Toby Gould, Deputy Head of London Resilience
Heat Risk and Climate Change Impacts in London – Kristen Guida, London Climate Change Partnership
Heat and Community Resilience – Dr. Kevin Burchell
Building City Resilience: 100 Resilient Cities and London – Alice Reeves, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for London
Due to an unforeseen disruption of the event, workshop sessions will be rescheduled. If you’d like to find out more or be part of the group, please contact Kristen.