We work closely with other NHS organisations, local authorities and emergency services in planning for the effective management of emergency and major incidents that could affect patient care or health. The Trust is also a member of the Borough Resilience Forum within Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hillingdon.
Emergency and major incidents may include severe weather, a major transport incident, or the outbreak of an infectious disease.
Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), NHS organisations and sub-contractors must show that they can deal with these incidents while maintaining services to patients. This work is referred to as 'emergency preparation, resilience and response' or EPRR for short.
The Trust has a number of plans in place to deal with incidents that can be internal or external to the organisation and these are reviewed and tested regularly in line with EPRR core standards.
If you need further information, please email Catherine Philpott, emergency planning and business continuity manager: email@example.com