A major incident can occur at any time of the day or night. It is vital that the NHS is prepared and can respond at short notice to provide a coordinated range of emergency; mid and long-term services to patients; relatives and friends; and of course its own staff. This module gives participants an overview of how the NHS will deal with a major incident including the Local; Regional and National response from the beginning of the incident to new normality.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats, and providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage. UKHSA will ensure the nation can respond quickly and at greater scale to deal with pandemics and future threats. As a Category One responder under the Civil Contingencies Act, we provide Emergency Preparedness and Response Training and Exercises for our staff and external stakeholders. Attendance at some of our events are provided to third parties on a commercial basis subject to availability of places.