The Government must act to support GP practices and the wider health service prepare for the negative side effects to our patients' health that extreme weather brings
Professor Maureen Baker
Chair of the Royal College of GPs
We see firsthand what happens in A&E departments when severe weather hits. Elderly people, pregnant women and children can be especially vulnerable and are often the first to get into difficulty.
Dr Clifford Mann
President of the Royal College of
The Zika Virus epidemic in South America, and the impact of heatwaves in Europe including in the UK, clearly demonstrate the devastating effects that result when the public and the health systems they rely on are unprepared for and overwhelmed by new challenges.