The NHS needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health, patient care or business as usual.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a statutory responsibility on NHS organisations, and providers of NHS funded care, to show that they can deal with such incidents while maintaining services to patients.
This work is referred to in the NHS as Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) and there is specific NHS England guidance, the Emergency Preparedness Framework 2015 and NHS England Core Standards for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response.
NHS Bromley CCG has policies and plans which outline how the CCG will meet the duties set out in legislation and associated statutory guidelines, as well as any other issues identified, by way of risk assessments and identified capabilities.
Specific plans include: