Preparing For Emergencies: Guidance for Health Boards in Scotland
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Scottish Government, Health (EPRR)
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Scottish Government Sponsor Department
Directorate for Chief Operating Officer, NHS Scotland
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NHS Chief Executives Directors of Public Health
NHS Executive Leads for Resilience NHS Resilience Officers
Integration Joint Boards
Health and Social Care Partnerships Chief Officers
Regional Resilience Partnerships (RRP) Co-ordinators
Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates
Relevant NHS Professional Colleges and representative bodies
To provide strategic guidance for NHS Scotland Chief Executives and NHS Leaders on preparing for emergencies.
An updated version of the 2013 Guidance of the same name, designed to support NHS preparations for emergencies by offering guidance on the implementation of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and other relevant legislation.
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.
Preparing for Emergencies: Guidance for Health Boards in Scotland (2013) ISBN: 978-1-78256-874-2 and Annex: Equalities, Human Rights and Resilience Planning
Health Boards should follow this guidance to develop organisational plans for emergency preparedness and capability.
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