19th July 2016
While most people enjoy the sunny weather, very high temperatures are a real health risk for many, especially older people, babies and very young children, and anyone with breathing problems or many other health conditions.
As the temperature rises and a mini-heatwave gets underway, doctors in Bedfordshire are urging people to look out for friends and family who are vulnerable as very hot weather can make heart and breathing conditions worse and can cause dehydration and heatstroke.
Everyone can take some common-sense measures to help stay well despite soaring temperatures.
NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Group offers some top ways for staying safe in the heat:
The BCCG leaflet – Have a Healthy Summer is full of advice on sunburn, insect bites, heatwave, hayfever and first aid. It is available from doctors’ surgeries or the BCCG website.