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.
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).
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