What is it?

Emergencies, whether man-made such as road or rail disasters, natural such as flooding or other extreme weather conditions, or the result of terrorism, have the potential to cause disruption for communities on a large scale and present major operational problems for the National Health Service.

Healthcare organisations (NHS organisations and providers of NHS funded care) therefore need to plan, prepare and respond to such emergencies.

The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and the Health and Social Care Act (2012) imposes duties on all healthcare organisations (NHS organisations and providers of NHS funded care) with regards to civil protection. Organisations will need to carry out risk management processes to ensure that Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) arrangements are sound and effective.

Who is it for?

This qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to participate in the development and delivery of EPRR arrangements in healthcare organisations (NHS organisations and providers of NHS funded care).

How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre?
If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre.

To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

1 centres offering this qualification

All distance

Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG
Tel: 01980 616927, Email: [email protected]

Related qualifications (2)

RSPH Level 4 Diploma in Health Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response

1 centre(s) offering this qualification

Ofqual reference number: 601/8742/6