Preparing for Emergencies- Guidance For Health Boards in Scotland

The document provides strategic guidance for Health Board Chief Executives and NHS Senior Managers on fulfilling their obligations under the Civil Contingencies 2004 and other key legislation underpinning emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

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Document Title Preparing For Emergencies:
Guidance for Health Boards in Scotland
Owner & Contact Details NHSScotland Resilience
Scottish Government,
St. Andrew's House,
1 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 2705,
Scottish Government Sponsor Department Health and Social Care Directorates (Health Workforce and Performance Directorate)
Publication Date August 2013
Review Date April 2015
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Target Audience NHS Chief Executives
Directors of Public Health
NHS Resilience Officers
Regional Resilience Partnerships
RABS Voluntary Sector Group
Health Professional Colleges and representative bodies
Scottish Government Directorates
Document Purpose To provide strategic guidance for NHSScotland Chief Executives and NHS Leaders on preparing for emergencies in the context of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
Description Guidance on implementation of Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and relevant legislation on preparing the NHS for emergencies. Divided into eight sections: two of which set the context, and the others more specifically address developing capability for specific incidents and care for people affected by incidents. Contains appendices to support planning processes.
Superseded Documents NHS in Scotland Manual of Guidance: Responding to Emergencies, 2005
Action Required National Health Service in Scotland Manual of Guidance: Responding to Emergencies, 2005


Email: NHSScotland Resilience Unit

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