Emergency preparedness, resilience and response
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).
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.
Our EPRR policy outlines how we will meet the duties set out in legislation and associated statutory guidelines and any issues identified through the assessment of risks. Our EPPR aims to ensure that we act in accordance with NHS England’s EPPR framework, the Civil Contingency Act 2004; the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and any relevant national policy and guidance as issued by the Department of Health and Social Care in the CCG’s role as a Category 2 Responder.