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From Emergency Response to Year-Round Resilience: Managing Heat in London

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

Health and Care Sustainability: What the Long-Term Plan commitments mean for all of us and how we play our part – Kim Croasdale, NHS SDU

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 forĀ 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.