Following the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announcing a heat-health alert for the next few days, Community Pharmacy England has developed materials for members to use to support patients during this time.
The UKHSA has issued an amber alert across the Midlands and the South of England, whilst other areas are subject to a yellow alert. An amber alert suggests there will be an impact across the whole health service as the effects of the heat are likely to be felt by the wider population, not just the most vulnerable. Both the amber and yellow alerts are expected to remain in place until 9am on Tuesday 13th June.
The public may turn to community pharmacy teams for advice on staying well in this heatwave or for assistance if they are feeling unwell. We have therefore developed an infographic that members may wish to use.
The infographic could be displayed in your pharmacy or shared online as a way to help communicate messages from the Government’s Adverse Weather and Health Plan and the UKHSA’s updated guidance on staying safe in hot weather.
Images of the infographic in jpg format: (click to enlarge, right-click to save image)