UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will launch the Cold Weather 2023/24 Preparedness Programme on Thursday 7 September 2023, 10:00-12:30.
This webinar is aimed at public health professionals or those who work in the NHS England, local government or community and voluntary sector.
10:00-10:05 – Welcome – Agostinho Sousa – UKHSA Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection
10:05-10:10 – Opening Address and Welcome – Isabel Oliver – UKHSA Chief Scientific Office
10:10-10:15 – Role of Centre for Climate and Health Security – Prof Lea Berrang-Ford – UKHSA Deputy Director
10:15-11:00 – Presentations
Reflections on winter 2022/23, forecast for 2023/24 – Bryony May – Met Office Senior Civil Contingencies Advisor
The AWHP for England and its implications for EPRR – Agnes Jung – UKHSA EEHP Senior EPRR Manager
The health impacts of cold weather – Katya Brooks – UKHSA EEHP Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist
The Cold-Health Alert Service – Ross Thompson – UKHSA EEHP Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist
The Cold Weather guidance – Sharif Ismail UKHSA EEHP Public Health Registrar
Public Health Communications – Jack Gordon Brown – UKHSA Senior Communications Officer
The role of NHS England – Mark Sewell – NHS England Preparedness and Response Senior Manager
11:00 -11:10 – Break
11:10-11:50 – Presentations
Resilience in the Adult Care Sector – Richard Cienciala – DHSC Deputy Director Operational Resilience, Adult Social Care Group
Support for Low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households – Joanna Wilkerson – DESNZ Fuel Poverty Lead
A Council’s Adverse Weather Plan – Sakthi Karunanithi – Lancashire County Council Director of Public Health
Update on Age UK’s winter preparedness work” – Jenny Lippiat – AgeUK
The role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Winter Preparedness – Jon Vangorph – VCSEP Head of Partnerships
11:50-12:30 – Q&A Session
The webinar will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams Live Events. Joining details will be sent after you complete your registration. The webinar will also be recorded, and available to all participants afterwards.