Publication - Advice and guidance

Management of Public Health Incidents: Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of NHS led Incident Management Teams - October 2011 (Updated July 2013)

Published: 15 Aug 2013
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781782568186

This document provides guidance for the NHS in preparing for, and managing public health incidents in collaboration with partners, especially the Local Authorities.

2 page PDF

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Contents
Management of Public Health Incidents: Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of NHS led Incident Management Teams - October 2011 (Updated July 2013)
GLOSSARY

GLOSSARY

AQC

Air Quality Cell

AHVLA

Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

AWE

Atomic Weapons Establishment

BCP

Business Continuity Plan

CRCE

Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

CBRNE

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives

CDI

Clostridium difficile infection

COBRA

Cabinet Office Briefing Room

CPHM

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

CHP

Community Health Partnership

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

CNO

Chief Nursing Officer

COMAH

Control of Major Accident Hazards

COPFS

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

CSA

Common Services Agency

DIM

Detection identification and monitoring

DPH

Director of Public Health

DSTL

Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratory

DWQR

Drinking Water Quality Regulator

EAT

Emergency Action Team

ECDC

European Centre for Disease Control

EHO

Environmental Health Officer

EST

Emergency Support Team

EWRS

Early Warning Response System

FAI

Fatal Accident Inquiry

FRA

Fire and Rescue Service

FSA

Food Standards Agency

GDS

Government Decontamination Service

GP

General Practitioner

HAI

Healthcare Associated Infection

HDL

Health Directorate Letter

HET

Human Error Theory

HIIAT

Hospital Infection Incident Assessment Tool

HOAG

Hospital Outbreak Advisory Group

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HPA CRCE

Health Protection Agency Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environment

HPNS

Health Protection Nurse Specialist

HPN

Health Protection Network

HPS

Health Protection Scotland

HPT

Health Protection Team

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

HSWA

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

IEM

Integrated Emergency Management

IHR

International Health Regulations

IMT

Incident Management Team

ICD

Infection Control Doctor

IP&CN

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

IPCT

Infection Prevention and Control Team

IMT

Incident Management Team

LA

Local Authorities

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MIP

Major Incident Plan

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NFP

National Focal point

NSS

National Service Scotland

PSoS

Police Service of Scotland

PAG

Problem Assessment Group

PHEIC

Public Health Emergency of International Concern

PHE

Public Health England

RABS

Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland

RAG

Recovery Advisory Group

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SBAR

Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation

SCG

Strategic Coordinating Group

SCSWIS

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SFRS

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

SGORR

Scottish Government Resilience Room

SHORS

Scottish HAI Outbreak Surveillance System

SHPIR

Scottish Health Protection Information Resource

SG

Scottish Government

SGHD

Scottish Government Health Directorate

SGRPID

Scottish Government, Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate

SMO

Senior Medical Officer

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SPSP

Scottish Patient Safety Programme

SORT

Special Operations Response Team

STAC

Scientific and Technical Advice Cell

WHO

World Health Organisation


Contact

Email: Janet Sneddon