In the event of a major natural disaster or emergency, such as a severe flood or heatwave, Public Health England's (PHE) specialists in environmental hazards, infectious diseases and emergency planning, work together alongside local and national agencies such as the NHS, police, local government and Environment Agency, to provide health protection advice to affected communities through their network of health protection centres across England.
PHE's extreme events and health protection section collates information about natural disasters and extreme weather events both from within PHE and from national and international partners, and provides relevant up-to-date evidence based information to support the planning for extreme events.
To receive a daily (Monday – Friday) brief bulletin of web links and news items relating to current extreme events that are occurring globally, please subscribe [external link] to the Extreme Events bulletin via GovDelivery.
25 October 2013: Cold weather plan for England 2013 [external link] released
28 March 2013: National heatwave plan seminar 2013: summary report