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.

Appendix 4

Managing Public Health Incidents - Resources

The following resources are useful in enabling Health Boards to plan for various types of public health incidents:

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

Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Guidance, 2012.

The Waterborne Hazard Plan guidance

Guidance on the Investigation and Control of Outbreaks of Foodborne Disease in Scotland, (Cairns Smith Report, 2002), Revised May 2006

The Health and Social Care Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response

The UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy, 2011

Management of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and Similar Human Infectious Diseases of High Consequence, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP), July 2012.

Communicating with the Public about Public Health Risks


Email: NHSScotland Resilience Unit

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