Knowing When Cold Winters And Warm Summers Can Reduce Ambulatory Care Performance In London

Organization: WHO, WMO

Year: 2018

Published in:

WHO/WMO. (2018) Climate Services forHealth: Improving public health decision-making in a new climate. Eds.J.Shumake-Guillemot and L.Fernandez-Montoya. Geneva.

As part of a climate change risk assessment, Public Health England took the initiative to analyse the impact of cold winters and warm summers on the number of ambulance call-outs and ambulance response times in London. This study is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Initial findings show that there is a clear relationship between air temperature and emergency ambulance calls.