Exotic diseases of animals: contingency framework plan

Framework for the response to both a suspected and confirmed outbreak of an exotic notifiable disease of animals in Scotland.


ADPG : Animal Disease Policy Group

APHA : Animal and Plant Health Agency

CCS : Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat

COBRA : Cabinet Office Briefing Room

the Code: The Terrestrial Animal Health Code

COSLA : Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CPHM : Consultant in Public Health Medicine

CVO : Chief Veterinary Officer

C&D : Cleansing and Disinfection

DAERA : Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland)

Defra : Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DfT : Department for Transport ( UK Government Department)

DG : Directorate General

DPU : (Scottish Government's) Disease Policy Unit

DSG : Disease Strategy Group

EFTA : European Free Trade Association

EPIC : Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks

EU : European Union

FMD : Foot and Mouth Disease

FOB : Forward Operations Base

FSS : Food Standards Scotland

GB : Great Britain

HPS : Health Protection Scotland

IMT : Incident Management Team ( NHS)

IP : Infected Premise

LDCC : Local Disease Control Centre

LRP : Local Resilience Partnership

MACA : Military Assistance to Civilian Authority

MCT : Management Control Team

NDCC : National Disease Control Centre

NEG : National Expert Group

NEEG : National Emergency Epidemiology Group

NSC (THRC) : National Security Council (Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies)

NSC (THRC) (O) : National Security Council (Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies) (Officials)

OCC : Outbreak Co-ordination Centre

OIE : The World Organisation for Animal Health

OM : Operations Manager Scotland ( APHA)

PAO : Principal Agricultural Officer

PCF : Procurement and Contracts Function ( Defra)

PPE : Personal Protective Equipment

PZ : Protection Zone

RPID : Rural Payments and Inspections Division (Scottish Government)

RP : Resilience Partnership

RRP : Regional Resilience Partnership

R&TA : Resilience and Technical Advisor

SRuC : Scotland's Rural College

SAGE : Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies

SCoPAFF : Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed

Scottish SPCA: Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

SEARS : Scotland's Environmental and Rural Services Partnership

SEPA : Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SGLD : Scottish Government Legal Directorate

SGoRR : Scottish Government Resilience Room

SGoR-M : Scottish Government Resilience - Ministerial

SGoR-O : Scottish Government Resilience - Officials

STAC : Scientific and Technical Advice Cell

SZ : Surveillance Zone

TCZ : Temporary Control Zone

UK : United Kingdom

UKRep : UK Permanent Representation to the EU

VENDU : Veterinary Exotic Notifiable Disease Unit ( APHA)

WG : Welsh Government

VI : Veterinary Inspector

VLS : Veterinary Lead Scotland ( APHA)

VO : Veterinary Officer ( APHA)

WTO : World Trade Organisation


Email: Frances Hepburn Frances Hepburn

Telephone: Central Enquiries Unit 0300 244 4000

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