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Scottish Regional Resilience Partnerships' Framework for Exotic Notifiable Animal Diseases Contingency Plans

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 22, 2016


ISBN 978 1 78652 664 9 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 83164

This document is also available in pdf format (1.4MB)

This plan focuses on the tactical and operational detail of a local response to an outbreak of an exotic notifiable animal disease. It provides an overview of the operational role of each responder and guidance on how they work together to discharge statutory responsibilities in controlling the disease and informing the public.


1. Introduction
1.1. Background
1.2. Definition of an exotic notifiable animal disease
1.3. Aims and objectives
1.4. Exercising and review of plan
1.5. Glossary of terms
1.6. Appendices

2. Activation
2.1. Actions on suspicion of disease
2.2. Actions on confirmation of disease

3. Command and Control Structures
3.1. Response levels
3.2. Local Disease Control Centre (LDCC)
3.4. Resilience Partnerships
3.5. NHS led Incident Management Team (National IMT)
3.6. Scientific and Technical Advice

4. Roles and Responsibilities
4.1. General
4.2. Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
4.3. Scottish Government
4.4. Local Authorities
4.5. Police Scotland
4.6. Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
4.7. NHS Boards
4.8. Health Protection Scotland (HPS)
4.9. Food Standards Scotland (FSS)
4.10. Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA)
4.11. Scottish Water
4.12. Traffic Scotland
4.13. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
4.14. Military
4.15. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
4.16. Industry groups

5. Communications
5.1. National level communications
5.2. Local communications
5.3. Communication during a zoonotic disease outbreak

6. Recovery
6.1. General
6.2. Regionalisation
6.3. Compartmentalisation
6.4. Recovery Co-ordinating Group (RCG)

Appendix A: Map of the Resilience Partnership (RRP) and NHS board areas
Appendix B: Summary of controls for key notifiable diseases
Appendix C: Amendments and Exercise Record
Appendix D: Glossary of terms
Appendix E: APHA operational partners notification form template
Appendix F: Contact directory maintained by APHA local offices
Appendix G: Battle Rhythm
Appendix H: Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)
Appendix I. Avian Influenza (AI)
Appendix J: Newcastle Disease (ND)
Appendix K: Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD)
Appendix L: Bluetongue virus (BTV)
Appendix M: Rabies (RAB)
Appendix N: Swine Fever (SF)