Date: 10 June 2016
As part of summer preparedness all NHS organisations undertake several actions to ensure that advice, guidance and alerts and actions are in place during a heatwave.
The Met Office officially send out heat health alerts during 1st June to the end of September where temperatures are expected to exceed safe levels.
This is all set out in the national heatwave plan.
The CCG has developed plans which are in place to ensure these messages are cascaded through agreed communications channels within the CCG and to commissioned providers to ensure actions are taken in accordance to local and national guidance.
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. For more information, visit NHS Choices or view the Public Health England 'Beat the Heat' poster.
NHS Bromley CCG has mechanisms in place to communicate with patients, services users and providers during a heatwave