From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be dissolved, and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will take over the responsibility for NHS functions and budgets. We will become part of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB. You can continue to use this website to find the information you need, which remains relevant for the Hull area.

 In Uncategorised

This week is set to deliver the hottest temperatures of the year so far, peaking at 31C on Wednesday, 30C on Thursday and remaining in the mid-20s through to the weekend.

A warning has been issued to take care in the sun, ensuring babies and young children, elderly people and those with long-term conditions including diabetes and heart disease or are otherwise vulnerable are protected.

Dr James Crick, consultant in Public Health Medicine and Associate Medical Director NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council, said: “Sunny weather is a welcome start to the summer holidays and we want people to enjoy it, but also stay safe.

“High temperatures can be dangerous for vulnerable people, including babies, children, the elderly and people with an existing medical condition so it is important we look out for them. Any of us can be at risk if we fail to follow sun safe advice – wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, covering up and avoiding being in the sun during the hottest part of the day.

“Heat exhaustion and heatstroke, also known as sunstroke, are serious for anyone and potentially critical for someone who is more vulnerable. Following medical advice should be enough to keep everyone well”.

Top tips for coping in the heat are:

  • Drink plenty of cold drinks, especially when exercising. Alcohol doesn’t count – it is a diuretic and should be avoided
  • Take cool baths and showers and sprinkle or spray water over skin or clothes
  • Cover up with sunscreen, a hat, shades and loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing
  • Stay out of the sun from 11am-3pm, when it is at its hottest
  • Avoid extreme exercise.

The British Lung Foundation ( has shared the following useful information about managing an ongoing lung health condition in the hot weather:

Recent Posts
Skip to content