Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

Updated on 31 Jan, 2017

The NHS needs to plan for; and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care. Examples include anything from severe weather to an infectious disease outbreak or even a major transport accident.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), NHS organisations and sub-contractors must show that they can deal with these incidents while maintaining services to patients. This work is referred to in the health service as ‘Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response’ (EPRR).

Our EPRR policy outlines how we will meet the duties set out in legislation and associated statutory guidelines, as well as any other issues identified through the assessment of risks that identified in the national risk register. Our EPPR aims to ensure that we act in accordance with NHS England’s EPPR framework and:

  • the Civil Contingency Act 2004;
  • the Health and Social Care Act 2012;
  • any relevant national policy and guidance as issued by the Department of Health in the CCG’s role as a Category 2 Responder.

Click here to read our EPRR policy
Click here to download our Business Continuity Plan
Click here to download our Whole System Resilience Plan on a Page
Click here for a copy of the local A&E Delivery Board Escalation Framework


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