Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Tuesday, 5th August 2014

Heatwave Plan for England 2014

Source: Public Health England

From Why this plan is needed:

The evidence about the risks to health from heatwaves is extensive and consistent from around the world. Excessive exposure to high temperatures can kill. During the summer heatwave in Northern France in August 2003, unprecedentedly high day- and night-time temperatures for a period of three weeks resulted in 15,000 excess deaths. The vast majority of these were among older people.

In England that year, there were over 2,000 excess deaths over the 10 day heatwave period which lasted from 4 – 13 August 2003, compared to the previous five years over the same period.

The first Heatwave Plan for England was published in 2004 in response to this event. Since that time we have had a significant heatwave in 2006 (when it was estimated that there were about 680 excess deaths compared to similar periods in previous years). In 2009 there were approximately 300 excess summer deaths during a heatwave compared to similar periods in previous years.

Excess deaths are not just deaths of those who would have died anyway in the next few weeks or months due to illness or old age. There is strong evidence that these summer deaths are indeed ‘extra’ and are the result of heat-related conditions.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 1.2 MB)


Category:

Source:


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Cycling for Libraries Day 3 - Lessons from Norway
    Friday, 4th September 2015

    How can we ensure information professionals remain valued? On the third day of the Cycling for Libraries "unconference" FreePint's director of research, Robin Neidorf, discusses with fellow delegates cross-cultural and cross-sectoral lessons to be learned.

  • Click to view the article Q&A with Infomineo - Taming Complex Global Research
    Friday, 4th September 2015

    We interview Infomineo, a Morocco-based business research company with a unique edge on the African and Middle East regions, providing data and support for consulting firms and large global corporates through a multinational team of professionals from 12 countries who speak five languages.

  • Click to view the article Onelog - Scrutinising Usage of Electronic Subscriptions
    Friday, 4th September 2015

    Is it possible to manage login credentials easily and get accurate usage statistics to make informed decisions about the value of online resources to the organisation? Dale Moore reviewed electronic resource management product Onelog and we find out whether it really helps you take control of usage and costings.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"I just wanted to let you know that I found this quick webinar very informative! I'm happy that I made time to attend. Thanks for the reminders ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »