Fire as a Health Asset: New NHS England Blogs

Two new blog posts from NHS England colleagues highlight some of the fantastic work being undertaken by Fire and Rescue Services to improve health outcomes and make the lives of vulnerable people better.

Emma Latimer, Chief Officer for NHS Hull CCG, talks about Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s role in the Hull 2020 programme. Humberside are leading on efforts to respond to and prevent falls as part of the frailty and isolation workstream which they lead. The rapid Falls Response Service is already having an impact and they are exploring what more the FRS can do to support health outcomes in one of the UK’s most deprived cities.

Dr Martin McShane, Director for Long Term Conditions at NHS England, talks about his experience of visiting Greater Manchester FRS and joining a safe and well visit with their innovative Community Risk Intervention Team.

You can find loads more information on the work that NHS England, Public Health England, CFOA and others are doing to develop fire as a health asset on the CFOA website, including our consensus statement and plenty of case studies of the great work that is already being undertaken.

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