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Organisation Description

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom that began operating on 1 April 2013. Its formation came as a result of reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It took on the role of the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and a number of other health bodies.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Exercise Design and Development Training Course

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Exercising is about training; practising; testing; evaluating and improving an organisation’s preparedness plans and routines for managing the response to incidents. The Emergency Preparedness Training Team of Public Health England have developed an intensive two day course that aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to plan; conduct and evaluate simulation exercises in their own organisations

  • Emergo Basic Instructor Course

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and conduct Emergo training & simulation exercises. The Emergo Train System (ETS) is a simulation system used for education and training in emergency and disaster management. It is used worldwide and can be used to train; test and evaluate incident command systems; disaster preparedness and the effect on the medical management system and resilience within an organization. ETS is used by Senior instructors in over 30 countries. ETS is a training concept in association with Educator faculties and more than 1400 ETS Senior instructors have been certified.

  • Structured Debrief Training

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Debriefing is the process of critically analysing the performance of a team/department/organisation during an exercise and is the basis of learning from incidents and exercises. Structured debriefs provide feedback to individuals and organisations and create opportunities for reflection; review and ultimately for improved response to future incidents. The Emergency Preparedness Training Team of Public Health England have developed a one day course that aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to plan and facilitate a structured debrief; and to produce a structured debrief report for exercises in their own organisations.

  • Radiation

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    This e-learning module is designed to give an overview and awareness of Radiation. It examines the health risks from ionising radiation and is based around a scenario featuring the story of an incident involving the transport of radioactive materials. The tutorials examine the hazards to casualties and risks to staff during a radiation incident and how to minimise them.

  • Loggist Refresher

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    A fundamental role within any major incident is that of the Loggist; the person who is responsible for capturing; through decision logs; the decision making process that might be used in any legal proceedings following an incident. The Emergency Response Department Training Team of Public Health England has developed an online blended Loggists’ Refresher Course aimed at staff who have already attended the one day Loggist course delivered by PHE (formerly HPA).

  • Decision Loggist Training Course

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Decision Loggists are used by decision makers to record critical decisions. A record of decisions made is an essential piece of evidence in future inquiries; learning and supporting the development of responses to emergencies and incidents. The Emergency Response Training Team has developed a day long course to instruct loggists in the skills and knowledge needed to fill this demanding and fast paced role. The course gives loggists an overview of the context and reason behind the loggist role as well as the legal framework. It also gives loggists a best practice model and opportunities to put that best practice into action.

  • Working with your Loggist

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    A fundamental role within any major incident is that of the Loggist; the person who is responsible for capturing; through decision logs; the decision making process that might be used in any legal proceedings following an incident. This online blended programme is aimed at decision makers to provide them with an understanding to how to direct and manage a Loggist effectively. The training will also provide delegates with an overview of the importance of notes and their evidential value in any post-incident legal proceedings. The training consists of an e-learning course followed by a two hour Adobe Connect live session.

  • Decontamination

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Decontamination is the reduction of contamination to lower the risk of further harm to contaminated casualties and to lower the risk of cross-contamination. This e-learning module gives an overview of recognising a CBRN incident; evacuating the scene; the disrobe process and the decontamination process involved in protecting human life. The course is based around a scenario featuring the story of three people caught up in a CBRN incident at a shopping centre. You can observe different characters in the scenario and make decisions for them as the narrative unfolds.

  • Hospital Trauma Exercise (Emergo) 2017/18

    Event | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    An exercise for the initial response to a mass casualty incident from marauding terrorist attacks. It is a ‘hybrid’ simulation exercise of the receipt of a large number of casualties from the scene or scenes of a major incident. It contains key elements of several types of exercises: Simulation (live); Command Post; Communications; Orientation and Table-top exercises. It is not simply a ‘test’ of how the hospital functions in response to mass casualties but also provides a training opportunity for all participants. The exercise is designed to test plans; to train staff and to explore policies and procedures. The aim and objectives of the exercise provide the opportunity to train and familiarise the participants with the key response roles and processes without the disruption to activities that a live exercise would cause to normal working. The Emergo Train System (ETS) simulated casualties provide the foundation of the exercise; representing real-life injuries and conditions. This form of ‘hybrid’ exercises facilitates real-life conditions and pressures without the need for expensive role playing actors or to committing large scale operational assets.

  • NHS England tabletop exercise

    Event | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    As a Category 1 responder; the NHS has a legal obligation to train and prepare for the response to a mass casualty incident. The aim of this one day tabletop exercise is rehearse NHS England Lancashire & South Cumbria’s response to a mass casualty incident involving large numbers of casualties with traumatic injuries. It will also provide the opportunity for key health partners to better understand each other’s response capabilities; capacities and priorities.

  • Public Health England National Incident Coordination Centre Training

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    An incident which threatens or causes damage to the health of the public will require urgent action from Public Health England and a National Incident Coordination Centre will be set up to assist the organisation’s effective response to the incident. The Emergency Response Department Training Team of Public Health England have developed a one day course that aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake roles within the National Incident Coordination Centre.

  • Psychological First Aid

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    This course will cover the psychosocial impact of an emergency on people and what you can do to help. You will learn about psychosocial care and how it can help people to cope with the psychosocial impacts; including distress; following disasters.

  • Chemical Incidents

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Certain chemical incidents may harm large numbers of people in a short space of time so the ability for NHS and PHE staff to respond effectively is vital. This e-learning course is designed to give an overview of chemical incidents; covering how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a chemical incident including: secondary contamination; containing a chemical incident; the principles; practice and limitations of decontamination and how to treat people who have been exposed to chemicals.

  • Emergency Response in the NHS

    Online Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    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.

  • Defensible Decision Making Training Workshop

    Workshop | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    The Emergency Response Department (ERD) Training Team of Public Health England has been commissioned to deliver the trainer workshops for NHS and PHE Emergency Planning Managers for onward training of learners within their own organisations. The aim of the Defensible Decision Making Workshop is to train others to make defensible decisions; consider legal aspects of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) and direct a Decision Loggist effectively.

  • Structured Debrief Instructor Training

    Training Course | Public Health England

    Public Health England

    Debriefing is the process of critically analysing the performance of a team/department/organisation during an incident/exercise and is the basis of learning from incidents and exercises. Structured debriefs provide feedback to individuals and organisations and create opportunities for reflection; review and ultimately for improved response to future incidents. The Emergency Preparedness Training Team of Public Health England have developed a one day course that aims to provide the participants with the knowledge; skills and resources needed to deliver structured debrief training to staff in their own organisations.