From emergency response to year-round resilience: managing heat in London

Thu Jul 04 2019 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
PHE Colindale, 61 Colindale Avenue, Harrow, United Kingdom

PHE Colindale, 61 Colindale Avenue, Harrow, United Kingdom

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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 will bring together colleagues from public health, resilience, NHS acute trusts and primary care, adult social care, 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.

The agenda will include discussion and interactive sessions about current practice in managing hot weather, how to improve messages to engage communities in weather resilience all year round, and lessons from research on how people understand heat risk. The NHS Sustainable Development Unit will also provide an update on the new NHS Long-Term Plan and its relevant commitments to improve sustainability and resilience in health and social care.

Agenda

9:30 - Arrival, registration, refreshments

10:00 - Welcome and opening remarks

10.15   The case for heatwave planning

1030    Heatwave and Social Care – what   happens on the ground?

1045    NHSE&I – heatwave and healthcare

1100   The DsPH role in system leadership for   heatwave planning

1115   Responding to Levels 2, 3 and 4 – How   London coordinates

1130   Coffee, breakout sessions, plenary – how can we work better to prepare our communities for heatwaves?

 1240  Lunch

 1310   Energizer

 1320   Our climate is changing – heatwaves   and adaptation

 1340   Heatwaves and lifestyle choices – the   case for behavioural change

 1355   Getting the message right –   communicating effectively: what works, what doesn’t

 1420   Coffee, breakout and plenary – From   Discussion to Action

1510   Building city resilience – Rockefeller   100 Resilient Cities and London

1525   Health and Care sustainability - what the Long-Term Plan commitments mean and how we play our part

1540   Q&A

1600   Closing and disperse

 
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