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What is emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR)? 

EPRR involves assessing the risk of emergencies occurring and using this to inform: contingency planning; putting in place emergency plans; business continuity management arrangements; arrangements to make information available to the public; and, sharing information with other local responders to enhance coordination and cooperation with local responders to enhance coordination and efficiency. 









Programme Scope  

This workstream aims to support increasing capacity and capability to prepare for, respond to and recover from all-hazards public health events and emergencies within UKOTs, in line with the International Health Regulations (IHR) and global best practice and guidance.  

This workstream works collaboratively with colleagues in the UKOTs to support emergency planning on topics such as: fundamentals of EPRR – emergency management cycle, command structures, Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme principles; development / peer review of health emergency response plans; After Action Review and continuous improvement; Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (PHEOC). 

Workstream Focus  

  • Develop relationships between emergency planning teams within the UKOTs and UKHSA. 

  • Build capacity for EPRR, with an all-hazards perspective through a suite of training materials and knowledge exchange. 

  • Strengthen interoperable working arrangements before, during and after public health events and emergencies. 


Example Projects 

  • EPRR fundamentals training delivered to multiagency audience in Cayman. 


Key Resources  


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