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Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

The NHS needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care. These could be anything from extreme weather conditions to an outbreak of an infectious disease or a major transport accident. The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires NHS organisations, and providers of NHS-funded care, to show that they can deal with such incidents while maintaining services.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act, the Trust has a duty to demonstrate compliance against six civil protection duties:

  1. Co-operating with other responders
  2. Risk assessment
  3. Emergency planning
  4. Communicating with the public
  5. Sharing information
  6. Business continuity.

Compliance is assessed by the annual Core Standards assurance process.  C&I adopts an Integrated Emergency Management approach to emergency planning and works in partnership with multi-agencies in the development of plans.

 For further information please contact john.griffin@candi.nhs.uk

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