Emergency preparedness

Flooding, severe weather, prolonged power cut, heatwave, large smoke plume, chemical leak…how would you cope in an emergency situation? 

If there is a major incident affecting wide areas, the emergency services will attend to the most vulnerable first. Being prepared and knowing what to do in an emergency can limit the impact of the crisis on you, your family and the community, and help the recovery process. 

As essential responders during an emergency, we work with all other emergency services, local authorities, health organisations, utility companies and others to ensure we can respond appropriately in emergency situations. You need to be prepared too.  

We’ve teamed up with the other agencies to prepare some advice for local residents about how to get prepared. Preparing for an emergency | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Prepared (cpprepared.org.uk) Please have a read and make sure you know what to do. 

Our  EPRR Framework[pdf] 351KB establishes the framework for NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care Board activities in relation to emergency planning resilience and response. It supports the organisation to understand our responsibilities should an emergency situation occur and takes account of emergency planning arrangements. the link to this framework document is below.

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care Board is categorised as a Category 1 responder, under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004). This means we have a duty to be at the core of the response to most emergencies, Roles include but are not restricted to, risk assessing and contingency planning, and warning, informing and advising the public during the emergency. 

We will comply with the legislation within the Civil Contingencies Act and ensure we have emergency planning functions in place to support responses of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health System.