Adaptation planning

Although impacts of climate change such as heatwaves and cold weather snaps will cover the whole country, other impacts including those for health, will be felt locally with effects differing from place to place. Organisations will need to develop responses which encompass national guidance and yet are specific to their local circumstances. The local health and social care system has a crucial role to play.

The guidance below looks specifically at climate change adaptation and outlines what it is, why it is important for NHS and health and social care organisations, and what actions they can take.