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Strategic command arrangements for the NHS during a major incident

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Abstract: 
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to National Health Service (NHS) organisations regarding command, control and co-ordination arrangements, required in planning, preparing and responding to emergencies. It provides a platform for all NHS organisations to undertake emergency planning. background to the subject The following list covers the guidance provided in this document: • SHA response and planning responsibilities • definitions of strategic, tactical and operational roles • requirements of a co-ordinated local response • the role of NHS organisations • delivery of an appropriate command support • the formation of a Regional Civil Contingencies Committee • the roles and responsibilities of NHS organisations in emergency planning It should be read in conjunction with NHS Emergency Planning Guidance 2005 and associated underpinning guidance http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Emergencyplanning/index.htm
Authors: 
DH Emergency Preparedness Division
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