Emergency preparedness, resilience and response: core standards

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The purpose of the NHS core standards for emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) is to; enable health agencies across the country to share a common approach to EPRR, allow co-ordination of EPRR activities according to the organisation’s size and scope, provide a consistent and cohesive framework for EPRR activities, and inform the organisation’s annual EPRR work programme.


This document sets out the approach organisations should take to assessing their compliance against the core standards.


This self-assessment tool should be used by orgainsations to assess their compliance against the core standards.