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Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), ‘category one’ responders, including:

  • NHS Acute Trusts
  • NHS Ambulance NHS Trusts
  • NHS Public Health England

must show that they are working with other responders to:

  • Assess risks
  • Develop and maintain plans
  • Share information and co-operate on civil contingency response

and that they can manage incidents events while maintaining services to patients.

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) guidance sets out how NHS England service providers must prepare for and respond to incidents which threaten the delivery of key services.

What we do

The Emergency Preparedness Department is responsible for ensuring the Trust has robust plans in place.

These plans will enable it to continue to provide its key services during times of disruption and / or surge in demand for services.

The Trust has statutory and non-statutory obligations it must comply with in this area, namely:

Contact us


For further information regarding our services, please contact:


Head of Emergency Preparedness: Craig Jones

E-mail Craig here

Telephone: 0151 706 5445

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. If you have a hospital appointment then you should attend as planned.
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