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Pandemic Flu: A Scottish framework for responding to an influenza pandemic

DescriptionPandemic Flu: A Scottish framework for responding to an influenza pandemic
ISBN9780755955022
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2007
Website Publication DateNovember 22, 2007

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Contents

FOREWORD

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Why do we need a framework?
1.2 Who is this framework for?
1.3 The UK approach
1.4 The Scottish Framework

2 STRATEGIC APPROACH
2.1 Aim
2.2 Strategic objectives
2.3 Scientific advice to underpin policy and operational plans
2.4 Legal framework
2.5 Ethical considerations

3 BACKGROUND TO PANDEMIC INFLUENZA
3.1 Seasonal influenza
3.2 How influenza spreads
3.3 An influenza pandemic
3.4 Avian influenza
3.5 What an influenza pandemic might look like
3.6 Predicting the health and wider impact

4 STRUCTURES FOR PLANNING AND RESPONSE
4.1 International
4.2 UK planning structures
4.3 Scottish planning structures
4.4 UK response structures
4.5 Scottish response structures

5 PLANNING OUR RESPONSE
5.1 Introduction
5.2 The WHO International Phases and UK alert levels
5.3 Key planning assumptions
5.4 UK planning presumptions
5.5 Research and development

6 INTER-PANDEMIC AND PANDEMIC ALERT PERIODS: THE NEED FOR EARLY DETECTION AND ALERT
6.1 International collaboration to give early warning
6.2 National arrangements for early detection and alert
6.3 Inter-Pandemic Alert Period - WHO Phases 1 and 2
6.4 Pandemic Alert Period - WHO Phases 3-5
6.5 Preventing a pandemic's initial development

7 PANDEMIC AND POST-PANDEMIC PERIOD
7.1 Declaring a pandemic
7.2 International phase 6 - UK alert levels 1 to 4
7.3 Post-pandemic period

8 MITIGATING THE IMPACT
8.1 International travel restrictions and screening
8.2 Pre-pandemic vaccination
8.3 Isolation, voluntary quarantine and social distancing
8.4 Antiviral medicines
8.5 Infection control and personal hygiene
8.6 The use of face masks and respirators
8.7 National Travel
8.8 Public gatherings
8.9 Possible closure of schools, nurseries and group childcare settings
8.10 Pandemic specific vaccination

9 THE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE RESPONSE
9.1 Aims
9.2 Key principles underlying planning and response
9.3 Key planning assumptions for health and community care planning
9.4 General principles of containment and infection control
9.5 Prioritisation of Services
9.6 NHS Performance Targets
9.7 Workforce arrangements and personnel policies
9.8 Access to Care
9.9 Coping with stress and bereavement

10 MAINTAINING BUSINESS CONTINUITY - THE SCOTLAND WIDE RESPONSE
10.1 Aims
10.2 Key assumptions
10.3 Dealing with staff absences
10.4 Dealing with a large number of deaths
10.5 Business continuity/maintenance of uk's essential services

11 COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
11.1 Current perceptions and understandings
11.2 Aims and objectives
11.3 Government News Co-ordination Centre and SEER
11.4 Cascading information
11.5 Health communications
11.6 Telephone advice and access

12 SUMMARY OF PHASE- BY- PHASE ACTIONS

13 CONTACT POINTS

14 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

15 DEFINITION OF TERMS