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Management of Public Health Incidents: Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of NHS led Incident Management Teams - October 2011

Description
ISBN9781780455037
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 25, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 503 7 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 12211

This document is also available in pdf format (840k)
The covering letter is also available in Word format (299k)

Errata
An erratum was published on 23 April 2012 following a change to HPA Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards contact details, Annex B, paragraph 58 on page 49. The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect this change.

Addenda
There is no addenda at present.

Contents

Covering Letter
Glossary
Introduction
Definitions
Tiered response and hierarchy of guidance
Key principles
Organisational arrangements
Key functions of Incident
− Surveillance and reporting
− Identification and initial response
− Investigation
− Risk Assessment
− Risk Management
− Risk Communication
− Audit, evaluation and documentation

ANNEXES
ANNEX A Statutory responsibilities
ANNEX B Organisational roles and responsibilities
ANNEX C Guidance and further information
ANNEX D Management of incidents in Healthcare Settings
ANNEX E Environmental Incidents
ANNEX F Role of HPN
ANNEX G Data Protection and information sharing
ANNEX H Agenda for IMT
ANNEX I Ministerial protocol
ANNEX J Criteria of assessing incident preparedness and response
ANNEX K Template for IMT Reports
ANNEX L Standardised Dataset for an IMT Report
ANNEX M SBAR Template
ANNEX N Membership of Working Group