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Emergency preparedness, response and recovery (EPRR)

(EPRR) are the current arrangements Public Health takes for planning and responding to incidents or emergencies that have the potential to threaten the health of the public.

These arrangements are built on guidance and statutory requirements that involve the development of strong communication pathways to ensure that all the right partners (local and regional) are involved in developing rigorous yet flexible health protection plans, and in testing the arrangements.

A suite of programmes in training and exercisingensure all appropriate plans are fit for purpose withthe involvement of key partners. Examples of these plans include the:

  • Infectious diseases Outbreak Plan
  • Pandemic Plan
  • Major Incident Plan
  • Mass Prophylaxis Plan
  • Winter and Heat Wave Plan