Weather or not?
The Department of Health (DH) has published a renewed strategy for combating the 25 000 ‘avoidable’ deaths that occur each year as a result of cold weather in the UK (DH, 2012). Since 2010, when the country was gripped by a particularly disruptive cold stint, in which Heathrow airport was closed for three consecutive days and the UK economy lost an estimated £840 million (UK Parliament, 2011), the government has focused attention on combating the UK's susceptibility to, so-called ‘extreme’ weather.
Subscribe to get full access to the Journal of Paramedic Practice
Thank you for vising the Journal of Paramedic Practice and reading our archive of expert clinical content. If you would like to read more from the only journal dedicated to those working in emergency care, you can start your subscription today for just £48.
Reading the Journal of Paramedic Practice counts towards your professional development
Develop your career
We provide professional information dedicated to paramedics covering training, education and jobs
Get the latest clinical information to ensure you are aware of the latest think and best practice in paramedicne