Better Care

Advice during a heatwave


Heat can be harmful to your health. See the Looking after yourself during a heatwave document (below) for key messages and top tips for keeping cool this summer.

Further information

  • Check the weather forecast and any high
    temperature health warnings at

  • For further information about how to protect your health during a heatwave visit NHS Choices at

  • Contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or NHS Choices at for advice about heat exhaustion and heatstroke

  • You can get advice on protecting your skin during hot weather from the Cancer Research UK SunSmart campaign website at