GPs urged to visit high-risk patients in heatwave

GPs should consider making daily visits to high-risk patients living on their own, as the Met Office raises the heatwave alert to level three.

Photograph: Istock
Photograph: Istock

Alert level three was triggered after temperatures reached as high as 31-32°C to the west of London and in the south east of England.

These hot conditions will persist until Friday, with lower temperatures moving in by the weekend.

According to the DoH heatwave plan, GPs should consider daily visits or phone calls for high-risk patients, such as the elderly, who live on their own and have no regular daily contact.

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

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